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Victim of fatal West Haven house fire identified

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WEST HAVEN -- Officials released the identity of the man killed in a firethat happened on Richard Street Saturday.

The fire, which was ruled accidental, was caused by an electrical malfunction in basement. Officials said the victim’s name Patrick Bourque, 66.

Officials said they responded to the two-family home around 5 p.m. Bourque was found by firefighters in a bedroom and was removed by firefighters through the basement of the house. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased, according to West Haven police.

The Red Cross is assisting 10 people who have displaced by the fire. Firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire.

State police are also at the scene investigating.

Stay with FOX61 News as the story develops. 

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