Man dies of smoke inhalation after being rescued from Providence fire

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A Providence man died Sunday after a fire broke out in a Manton apartment building.

Firefighters arrived at Hillcrest Village Apartments around 1 a.m. in response to a 911 call reporting a fire, which had activated the building's sprinkler system.

A man in his 60s was found unresponsive. He died hours later.

"Fire pulled him out, did CPR on the way to the hospital, and then while at the hospital he was pronounced dead because of smoke inhalation," Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Dolan said.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. On Monday, Dolan said an investigator was on the scene.

This article originally appeared on The Providence Journal: Providence fire kills man who suffered smoke inhalation

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