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Man, dog rescued from Warwick house fire

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) - A man was hospitalized after firefighters rescued him from a burning home Thursday night.

East Greenwich firefighters, who were the first to arrive, told Eyewitness News that a passerby reported the fire at about 7:15 p.m. in the area of 5500 Post Road. Warwick firefighters also responded as the location, which is on the line between the two communities, ended up being in Warwick.

The resident was found in one of the home's bedrooms and was taken to Kent Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. He's expected to recover. Firefighters also revived a dog with a pet-sized oxygen mask and took it to an animal hospital.

The damage to the home wasn't extensive, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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