RICHMOND, R.I. (WPRI) — One person died in a house fire in Richmond Christmas night, according to the town’s fire chief.
Chief Scott Barber of the Richmond Carolina Fire District tells 12 News firefighters rushed to a home on Kenyon School Road Sunday night for reports of flames shooting from a first-floor window.
Barber said the fire only extended into two rooms and firefighters were able to knock it down quickly.
The cause appears to be accidental, though it remains under investigation.
There didn’t appear to be any working smoke detectors inside the home, according to Barber, which he described as “concerning.”
Barber confirmed the victim, who has not been identified, lived in the home.