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Westerly firefighters battle a Monday night blaze at 34 Pearl St. in Westerly. Courtesy Providence Canteen

WESTERLY — Three families have been displaced following a fire that heavily damaged a house along Pearl Street on Monday night.

Westerly firefighters, aided by volunteer fire companies from both Westerly and Stonington, responded to 34 Pearl St. just after 11 p.m. for reports of a structure fire in a three-story house. Arriving firefighters found flames actively showing from the building, although the residents were able to safely evacuate.

Residents of the house were evaluated by staff with the Westerly Ambulance Corps, but no serious injuries were reported.

The fire caused significant visible damage, which could be seen from the road, and left the building uninhabitable, officials said. Volunteers with the American Red Cross had reached out to those impacted to provide assistance.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

— Jason Vallee

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