Providence firefighters responded to a two-alarm house fire in the city Saturday night.
The call came in at about 7:30 p.m. from a home on Mt. Pleasant Avenue. The first crews to arrive found fire coming out of two sides of the building.
Battalion Chief Jeffrey Varone told Eyewitness News that one person was home at the time and got out on his own before firefighters arrived. Firefighters were able to find a pet ferret inside the building; they got it out and gave it oxygen in the street.
Neighbor Tom Derosiers went outside to see the commotion shortly after the fire started.
"You couldn't see your hand in front of your face at that point," he said, showing Eyewitness News reporter Eric Halperin video he shot of a smoky scene.
Desrosiers said that he was rattled by the sight of the house fire because he lost everything in a house fire about a decade ago.