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Fire in Johnston
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Still developing at this hour- a fire in Johnston where crews have been working into the early morning. Eyewitness News got to Anthony Street just as Johnston fire crews were pulling up. Smoke was billowing out of the house, and then the fire began to rage.

Eyewitnesses tell us they heard an explosion.

Tom Connelly, Next Door Neighbor:

"It was a loud bang. It sounded like the transformer let go. It was loud enough to hear inside the house while you were sleeping. You could probably hear it a couple of streets over."

Next door neighbor Tom Connelly says he called 911 right after he heard the bang before 2 in the morning, and within minutes fire crews arrived.

"ItÔŅĹs where my power line comes in. I thought it fell off the house with the ice storm. It thought was my wire that fell."

Neighbors from other streets heard the bang. Ed Froehlich who lives on Boundary Street in Providence claims he saw several flashes in his neighborhood.

Ed Froehlich, Neighbor:

"And there was another flash and I thought someone hit a transformer down in the silver lake area and I started wondering and I see all the cops and fire trucks looking for the problems and I saw another fire truck on the corner and they said don't go up there, there's a wire on the road!"

Froelich says he lost power, as did many homes in the neighborhoods near Anthony Street.

Narragansett electric crews worked to bring power back to homes and figure out what could have sparked this blaze.

A Johnston fire spokesperson tells Eyewitness News no one was hurt in this fire.

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