Investigators Believe Providence, R.I. Fire was Arson

July 12, 2011

A fire at a vacant Providence duplex is being investigated as a probable arson.

Deputy Assistant Chief Paul Thomas tells the Providence Journal that it appears some neighborhood children got into the building and started the fire, which was reported at about 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday.

Thomas says most of the doors and windows to the building had been boarded up. The fire damaged a ceiling and a loft in the duplex.

No arrests have been made.

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