Rescue in Providence, R.I.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Firefighters extinguished a fire in a house on Early Street Monday morning and rescued an occupant inside.

The fire at 152 Early St. was reported around 1:10 a.m. and when crews arrived it was mostly in the front porch and front exterior of the house, said Providence Deputy Assistant Chief James P. Mirza.

Firefighters were able to make it inside the house, wake a man who had been sleeping there and escort him outside, Mirza said. The man was uninjured and was not taken to the hospital.

The fire was contained mostly on the porch with minimal spread further inside the house. It was under control within 25 minutes, Mirza said.

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