PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Seven people are without a home after a fire broke out at a multi-family home early Thursday morning.
Crews responding to a home on Longmont Street near Admiral Street around 3 a.m. found the front of the building fully engulfed in flames.
The power lines were already burned off the home, prompting crews to call in National Grid for live wires in the street, according to Deputy Assistant Chief Brian Mahoney.
“It appears to have possibly started on the front porch and went up the front of the building and got inside,” Mahoney said. “All the windows were open at the time, the fire got inside on every floor and got into the loft.”
No one was hurt as the two families — four adults and three children — were able to get out of the building safely.
One witness said the flames were coming from the bottom of the home, and she went around banging on the windows to wake up the people inside.
“Literally I ran across the house, the whole entire perimeter, knocked on every single window, got out as fast as I could, set off car alarms to get them awake,” Intiutiveligiq “Shay” Placied said. “Anything I literally could.”
The Red Cross has been called to assit the families and the cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.
Eyewtiness News is on scene gathering more information as it becomes available. Check back for updates.