BURILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a 57-year-old man has been killed in a house fire in Burillville.
Police identified the victim as Robert Alarie, who lived at the house.
WJAR-TV reports that firefighters were called to the house around noon on Monday. They saw flames coming out of an upstairs bedroom and could not get into the house because of the flames and heat.
WPRI-TV reports that a neighbor says the man was paralyzed from the waist down and lived alone.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but authorities say it appears to have been accidental.