FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Fall River police and fire officials are investigating after a man was found dead inside a city apartment Monday afternoon.
Emergency crews responded to an active fire at an apartment complex on Rolling Green Drive at about 12:15 p.m. and made sure the building was evacuated.
The fire was quickly extinguished, but the man was found deceased soon thereafter, according to police.
The victim’s name has not been released pending family notification. The Bristol County District Attorney’s office confirmed he was 63 years old.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Fall River Fire Department and state fire marshal, while the DA’s office and the police department’s major crimes division and arson unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.