PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Firefighters worked feverishly to knock down a fire that tore through two Providence homes Tuesday night.
Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Jutras said firefighters responded to reports of a fire on Indiana Avenue that had spread to a neighboring home.
Crews arrived to find flames shooting from both homes and smoke billowing into the night sky.
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Jutras said a pump on one of their trucks failed, which cut off the water supply to the firefighters who were battling the flames. Those firefighters were pulled from the homes for their safety until a new water supply was established.
Everyone escaped safely and no one was injured, according to Jutras. Two families —seven adults and three children — were displaced. The American Red Cross responded to assist them.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.