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One person dead following Bristol house fire

BRISTOL -- Fire officials say one person died following at house fire at 18 Fourth Street in Bristol.

According to officials, the fire broke out just after 2 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they saw a heavy fire showing out of the back of the home. Rescue crews were able to get into the home, and rescue two people who were still inside. One of the rescues involved hoisting a ladder up to the second floor.

Two other occupants got out with the assistance of the Bristol Police Department. An adult male was taken to a local hospital. The fire department confirmed later in the morning that they had died. No identification has been given at this time.

Fire officials say the fire was knocked down in 20 minutes, and it's currently under investigation by the city's Fire Marshal with State Police called in to help.

There were only adults inside the two-family home, and fire officials say the fire started in the back part of the house.

There were no other injuries reported.



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