Oct 3, 2016 6:21 PM
SEABROOK — One man died in an early morning apartment complex in Seabrook, officials said.
A man who lived on the first floor of a 12 unit complex off Lafayette Road was the only resident that did not make it out alive. When firefighters opened his door thick black smoke and intense heat came pouring out.
“The fire had been held to that room. It didn’t vent through a window or anything like that so it was held in that room and it was really, really hot in there,” said Chief William Edwards.
Officials are not releasing the man’s name pending notification of family.
One neighbor said he was retrieving papers from his car when he heard smoke alarms and saw black smoke.
“We ran around to other people's apartments and banged on their doors and tried to wake people up and a lot of people didn’t respond,” said Rich Boyer.
By the time firefighters arrived all neighbors had made it out except for the man who died.
Boyer described the victim as a very nice person who was always friendly.
Residents on the 2nd and 3rd floors were able to return to the building Monday morning. Officials said it’s unclear how much the damage will cost, but the structure is safe.
An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow to determine cause of death. The cause of the fire is under investigation but does not appear to be suspicious.
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