Authorities say three people were hospitalized after a fire at a Smithfield home.
Fire crews responded to the residence around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters extinguished the flames quickly but the home sustained substantial damage.
Officials say three people were sent to the hospital due to smoke inhalation. They're expected to be OK.
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Investigators tell WPRI-TV the fire may have started while someone was trying to clear out the home's fireplace area.