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    Residents Tried to Help During Bristol Fatal Fire

    Residents of a Bristol home share their stories of what people tried to do to help after a fire that killed a man Thursday morning.

    (Published Thursday, April 25, 2019)

    One man has died after a fire broke out in a two-family house on 4th Street in Bristol early Thursday morning, according to police officials. A resident said his brother tried to get to the man, but he was not able to.

    The fire started around 2 a.m. and firefighters used a ladder to rescue one person and they rescued another from the first floor. Two other people were able to get out with help from Bristol Police officers.

    Later, a man in his 60s died in the fire and his body was removed from the residence.

    Another man who lives in the building and did not wanted to appear on camera said he was alerted to the fire when he saw an orange glow Thursday morning and ran to get his brother.

    The brother ran downstairs and heard another man yelling for help, but couldn’t get to him.

    Officials said the man who died was in his 60s. His name has not been released.

    Firefighters did manage to rescue a dog belonging to one of the residents.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation but officials believe it started on the first floor near the rear of the house.

    The Bristol fire marshal and state police fire marshal are investigating.