Two alarm fire sends mom and child to the hospital
A Saturday morning fire in the Olneyville section of Providence resulted in two injuries and 14 people without a place to live.
Battalion Chief Kevin Jutras told NBC 10 News the fire at 91 Julian Street was called in around 4:15 a.m.
First arriving crews found smoke in a second floor hallway and fire in a second floor stairwell. A second alarm was called following reports of people possibly trapped in the upper floors. However, no one was trapped.
"The first arriving companies recognizing a high life hazard at 4:00 in the morning in a fully occupied building called for additional alarms, it was a full hands operation at that point. There was a very, very rapid and intense search of that building to make sure all occupants were out of that building and accounted for," said Acting Deputy Assistant Chief Stephen Houle.
Chief Jutras says the fire was brought under control and those needing rescue were taken down the stairs of the triple-decker.
A mother and child were brought to area hospitals to be treated for smoke inhalation.
The Red Cross is assisting the 14 people who were displaced by the fire.