PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A fire in Providence Saturday left a multi-family home heavily damaged and a fire truck out of service.
Crews responded to Stanwood Street around 2:30 p.m. and were met with heavy flames and smoke coming from the second and third floors of the building.
Providence Fire Chief Derek Silva said they used Tower Ladder 1 to enter a window on the third floor of the building. When they left the bucket a soffit fell onto it.
The truck is now out of service. Silva said he doesn’t expect the truck to be a total loss but the extent of the damage has not been assessed.
It’s among the newest and most expensive trucks in their fleet, costing about $1.3 million, and was put into service in 2021.
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The fire was under control after about two hours, Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Robert Jackson added.
“We had some additional damage to the next-door church as well – minimal damage to that though,” Jackson said.
It’s unclear how many people lived inside the building.
Some people were injured and transported to the hospital for evaluation, according to fire officials, but an exact number was not provided.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.