Man found unresponsive after 2-alarm fire in South Kingstown

South County

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — A 60-year-old man was found unresponsive inside his apartment after a fire broke out early Saturday morning.

According to a post on the South Kingstown Union Fire District Facebook page, just after 12:30 a.m., they were called to Champaign Heights housing complex on Curtis Corner Road for an alarm.

When crews arrived, they found fire coming from the building, and called for a second alarm response.

Witnesses at the scene told rescue personal that there may have been a person trapped inside the apartment.

As fire fighters were searching inside, they found the victim and his grandson’s dog in one of the bedrooms.

Renee Snow, whose sister is the victims’ girlfriend, says the man was taken to a hospital in New York to be treated for smoke inhalation. At last check, police said he was in critical condition.

The dog was taken to Ocean State Veterinary Hospital. Snow said the dog is now doing ok.

Right now, the cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal.

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