BRISTOL, R.I. (WPRI) — The investigation continues into the cause of a fire in Bristol that killed a man and sent another person to the hospital Tuesday evening.
Crews responding to a home on Prospect Street around 6 p.m. arrived to find heavy smoke and flames pouring from the back of the building.
Corey Rogers, 34, succumbed to his injuries after he and his girlfriend were pulled from the home. The woman has not been identified but has since been released from the hospital.
The fire marshal tells 12 News the fire appears to be accidental, having been caused by some sort of discarded smoking material.
Three other people were home at the time of the fire, according to the fire chief. The American Red Cross was called in to assist them.