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Woonsocket man pulled from fire dies

December 3, 2013

WOONSOCKET – A 52-year-old Woonsocket man died in a fast moving fire that
broke out in his Lydia Avenue home just after 6 a.m. Tuesday
Woonsocket Fire Chief Timothy Walsh said firefighters arrived at the scene
around 6:15 a.m. to find heavy flames in the living room area of the
one-story house on Lydia Avenue, located off Gadoury Boulevard. The fire
was contained within 30 minutes.
When firefighters entered the house they found the victim and pulled him
out, Walsh said. The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was
unresponsive at the time. He was taken by ambulance to Landmark Medical
Center where he was pronounced dead.
There was no one else in the house at the time and there were no injuries
to firefighters, Walsh said.
The fire is still under investigation by the state Fire Marshal’s Office
and the cause has not been determined, Walsh said.

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