PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence officials say a father and son are among four people who are hospitalized after a fire in a two-story duplex.
Firefighters responded to the blaze on Virginia Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
Officials say four people who suffered burns and smoke inhalation were taken to hospitals, including a boy who was brought to Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Their names and conditions haven’t been released.
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire. They say it began in a bedroom on the second floor.
Firefighters say they contained the flames to the bedroom, but the smoke and water used to douse the fire caused enough damage to force all the residents to find other housing Sunday night.