EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island State Police and several fire departments are investigating a series of brush fires that broke out along I-95 Thursday afternoon.
Firefighters responded to multiple wooded areas alongside I-95 South between Exits 7 and 1.
Traffic was backed up for miles as the dense smoke limited drivers’ visibility in the area.
The cause of the fires remains under investigation. It’s unclear at this time if the fires are being considered suspicious.