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Man dies after fire at Woonsocket public housing high-rise

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A 54-year-old man has died of his injuries after being badly burned in a weekend fire at a public housing high-rise for the elderly and disabled. WJAR-TV reported that the man was burned over 75 percent of his body. His name has not been made public. The blaze broke out on the seventh floor of St. Germaine Manor around 8 p.m. Saturday. The cause is being investigated. The station reported that it is the third fire-related death in Woonsocket in the last six months.

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