Residents displaced by fire on Woonsocket Hill Road in North Smithfield

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A fire that began around noon on Friday, August 26 has reportedly displaced five people after causing heavy damage to a single family home.

Firefighters called to 67 Woonsocket Hill Road knocked out a blaze coming from the back of the two-story structure in around 20 minutes with the help of mutual aid from neighboring departments.

One person inside the house when the fire started got out, and no one was injured in the incident. Flames did cause extensive damage to the second floor, and investigators said the house can’t be lived in.

The Red Cross is expected to help five residents displaced by the blaze.

According to town property records, the house was purchased by Isaiah Guilmain in 2020.

North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Chief David Chartier told NRI NOW Saturday morning that the cause of the fire remains under investigation by local and state fire marshals.

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