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 May 15, 2005
One person dies in group home fire
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NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A veteran has been killed and at least two other people were injured in a fire that engulfed a home with veterans in North Providence.

Police have identified the victim as Norman Thurston. The building's owner says Thurston was 68 years old.

The fire started sometime before 1:30 a-m and grew so intense that firefighters were ordered to evacuate the structure.

Another resident was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Mayor Ralph Mollis says one firefighter was treated and released from a hospital. Mollis says the home had eleven residents.

The state fire marshal says the fire began on the first floor.

Police believe it was started by a cigarette.

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