an hour and a half of battling a house fire at 10 Lawerence St. in
Middletown, firefighters extinguished the flames around 12:00 p.m.
Monday. No injuries have been reported at this time.
Chief Ronald Doire said although the initial blaze was quickly
emergency crews had a difficult time reaching flames in the attic.
"Middletown was first on-scene and helped evacuate people from the building," said Doire. Crews
from the Middletown, Bristol, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Providence and Naval Station
Newport fire departments were on scene.
The cause of fire is currently under investigation.
Check back with Patch later today for more on this developing story.