No injuries following early morning house fire in East Providence

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EAST PROVIDENCE — An early morning house fire did significant damage to the structure, but no one was injured, according to an East Providence Fire Department spokesman.

EPFD Lieutenant James Bellamy reported the fire, at 560 Taunton Ave., was discovered at approximately 3 a.m. early Tuesday morning, March 11.

The single-family home suffered heavy damage. One person, a male, resided in the premisses, but was visiting his mother in Riverside and was not at home at the time of the incident.

Following an investigation, Lt. Bellamy noted the fire originated in the bedroom area of the home and was caused by an electrical event. The state fire marshals office assisted in the investigation with the EPFD and detectives from the East Providence Police Department.

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