PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Fire officials in Rhode Island are investigating a blaze that damaged an apartment building on Christmas Day.

WPRI-TV reports crews responded to the Providence home around 4 p.m. Monday. Providence Battalion Chief Jason Houle says the fire began in a kitchen in one of the second floor apartments.

Houle says the building sustained major smoke and water damage.

Authorities say no one was home at the time of the fire.

An investigation continues.


Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com

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