Four multi-family homes have been damaged and six residents and two firefighters injured following in an early morning fire in Providence.
Fire officials say the blaze was reported at around 3 a.m. Saturday in the city’s Olneyville neighborhood. Firefighters arrived to find at least two three-story residential buildings on fire.
The Providence Journal reports the six residents were treated for smoke inhalation at Rhode Island Hospital.
Fire Battalion Chief Stephen Capracotta told the newspaper that neither firefighter’s injuries were considered life-threatening, though one of them had to be rescued when a roof collapsed.
Three of the structures have been totally destroyed while another suffered minor damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Northeast is gritting through a deep freeze that has plunged temperatures into the single-digits.