South Kingstown home damaged by fire

Flames consume the deck of a home in South Kingstown, early Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (Union Fire District)

Heavy fire caused significant damage early Wednesday morning to a South Kingstown house.

A family awoke to flames leaping from the back of their home at 17 Briarwood Drive at about 12:30 a.m.

Family members escaped unharmed, but the Union Fire District said one firefighter was treated at the scene for a minor injury.

The fire damaged a deck and the back of the home, as well as the attic.

A fire official said the fire was partially fueled by a propane tank.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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