Four people and two dogs were displaced after a fire tore through a home on Pontiac Avenue in Cranston Monday.
The four people were able to escape unharmed, and Mayor Ken Hopkins said firefighters rescued two dogs that were hiding under a bed.
NBC 10 News crews could see significant charring on the exterior of the home and blown out windows and doors.
"The house looks like it's going to be a tear-down," Hopkins said. "It was pretty well-engulfed when crews got here."
Hopkins said the fire likely started on the bottom floor of the home, climbed up the outside and spread into the top floor.
Wenonha Grazewicz lives a road over on Eddy Street and noticed the commotion.
"When I was leaving, there were a lot of cars cutting through [Eddy Street] because police had it [Pontiac Avenue] blocked off," she said.