1 suffers severe burns in East Providence garage fire that spread to surrounding homes

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An investigation is underway after a fire broke out Tuesday morning at a two-car garage in East Providence and spread to three neighboring structures.

Crews from several local departments responded around 11:30 a.m. to Pine Street, located off Bullocks Point Avenue in the Riverside section of the city.

Initially, there were no injuries reported, but officials learned a man had been brought to Rhode Island Hospital with serious burns related to the fire, according to East Providence Fire Chief Glenn Quick.

Quick said heavy wind and the congested layout of the neighborhood caused the flames to spread from the garage to surrounding homes.

12 News received reports that smoke from the fire could be seen from I-195.

Mutual aid was provided by Barrington, Seekonk, Pawtucket and Providence.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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