Chief: 1 dead, 1 injured in Bristol fire

East Bay

BRISTOL, R.I. (WPRI) ─ One person is dead and another was injured after a fire ignited inside of a Bristol home Tuesday evening, according to Bristol Fire Chief Michael DeMello.

The fire broke out inside of a home on Prospect Street around 6 p.m.

DeMello said firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames pouring from the back of the building.

“The smoke was visible coming down the street,” he said. “[There was] a decent column of smoke, so we were able to see that right away.”

Firefighters were able to quickly rescue the first victim, according to DeMello, who was then rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, but “a second victim was not able to get out in time.”

The first victim’s condition is not known at this time and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The American Red Cross is assisting the other residents that lived there.

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