13 displaced after 2-alarm fire in Providence


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Thirteen people are displaced after a 2-alarm fire broke out at their Providence home Saturday evening.

Crews responding to 79 Wendell St. around 7:30 p.m. arrived to find fire coming from the first-floor which extended to the second and third floors.

Twelve adults and one child all made it out before crews arrived. The Red Cross is now assisting them.

Crews were able to extinguish the blaze after 40-50 minutes. The first-floor has minor damage but the second and third floors sustained major damage.

One firefighter was treated for dehydration but remained on duty.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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