Fire Hits Rhode Island Apartment Building

An early morning fire in an apartment building led to the evacuation of several residents on Tuesday.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- An early morning fire in an apartment building led to the evacuation of several residents on Tuesday.

The three-alarm fire on Charles Street was reported at about 6:30 a.m.

The fire was in a hallway on the sixth floor of the 10-story building, which includes elderly residents.

Fire Chief David Costa said some residents were treated for smoke inhalation.

When firefighters arrived, he said four people were hanging out windows of the building. They were rescued with an aerial ladder.