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Christmas Day fire in Rhode Island leaves one person dead, preliminary findings released



Photo courtesy of Richmond - Carolina Fire District

A Christmas Day fire in Rhode Island has claimed the life of one person.

According to Fire Chief Scott Barber, a call came in for a fire on Sunday evening at a residence on Kenyon School Road in Richmond.

Upon arrival, crews made a quick knockdown of the main fire, thanks to the help of mutual aid partners from Charlestown Fire, Hope Valley Fire and Ashaway Fire.

There was one fatality as a result of the blaze.

While the cause is still under investigation, the preliminary findings are pointing to an accidental cause.

Officials stated that the identity of the victim and other details are being withheld at this time.

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