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Fire Breaks Out Underneath Overpass, Spreads to Tents

Trash on Cranston Street caught fire around 7:30 p.m. Sunday and spread to tents nearby.

RI Route 10 Overpass Fire
WJAR

A fire that broke out over the weekend below the state Route 10 overpass is under investigation by the Providence Fire Department in Rhode Island.

Fire officials tell WJAR-TV that trash on Cranston Street caught fire around 7:30 p.m. Sunday and spread to tents nearby. The blaze was under control after about 10 minutes and no injuries were reported.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that cooking at a homeless camp was the source of the fire.

Flames also made contact with the overpass itself. Department of Transportation officials were called to the scene to assess any potential damage.

Fire officials confirmed that there was no structural damage to the overpass, just minor soot staining.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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