Victim in Bristol fire identified

BRISTOL, R.I. (WLNE) – One person is dead and another injured following a fire in Bristol, authorities confirm to ABC6.

The State Fire Marshall’s Office confirms to ABC6 that the victim was 34-year-old Corey Rogers.

Rogers lived in the home with his mother, who made it out alive.

The fire broke out a little after 6 p.m. Tuesday night. Bristol Fire Chief Michael DeMello confirmed the fire started at the rear of a three-family home on Prospect St.

The Bristol Fire Department took Rogers out of the home when they arrived on the scene and tried to revive him, but were unsuccessful.

Rogers’ girlfriend also lived in the house. She was transported to Rhode Island Hospital and was later released.

ABC6 talked to Rogers’ neighbors, who said the neighborhood is tightly knit.

“Everyone knows everyone. Even the responders seemed to know who people were,” said neighbor Kelsey Rogers. “Even online everyone seems to be reacting to the news because it’s such a small town.”

This is the first fire death in Bristol this year.

The fire was believed to be an accident and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

©WLNE-TV/ABC6 2021

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