Fire in Lincoln kills 91-year-old woman
LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — A family member says a 91-year-old woman has been killed in a fire in Lincoln.
Her 90-year-old husband escaped safely.
Lincoln Fire Chief Brian Sullivan said the fire broke out at a home on Boulevard Avenue around 6:35 a.m. Tuesday. Laura Reynolds tells The Providence Journal that her grandfather, Henry Barry, smelled smoke while he was working on his computer in the basement.
Reynolds says Barry tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher and water. Heavy smoke prevented him from getting to the second story where his wife, Jeannette, was sleeping.
Sullivan said it took about two hours to put the fire out and that the house appears to have been destroyed.
The state fire marshal is investigating.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com