Victim in fatal Tiverton house fire identified
TIVERTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Police have identified the man who died in a house fire in Tiverton on Monday.
According to police chief, Patrick Jones, the victim was 27-year-old Mark Bassaly.
Mark’s parents, Eman and Neveen Basally posted a tribute to their son on Facebook Tuesday, saying, “All who knew him will remember him as a gentle soul.”
According to the post, Mark loved food, music, car rides, and his family.
A friend and neighbor of the Bassaly’s tells ABC 6 that Mark’s father, Emad, went for a walk around his neighborhood around 5 o’clock Monday. When he returned, he found his house on fire.
Tiverton firefighters were alerted to the blaze by a smoke detector. When they arrived on scene, they entered the home and pulled Mark out. He was then transported to St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, where he was later pronounced dead.
Electrical crews and Rhode Island state fire marshals were at the home on Church Pond Drive all day Tuesday trying to determine what caused the fire.
Their investigation remains ongoing.