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Sep 8, 2015 1:56 PM

UPDATE: Community reaching out to mother of man who died in Bedford fire


BEDFORD – As the State Fire Marshal continues to investigate the cause of Monday night’s fatal fire in Bedford, the community of Elk Drive is reaching out to help in any way they can.

Around 11 p.m. last night, firefighters responded to the home that property records show belong to the Ouellette family.

Neighbors said an elderly woman lived there with her son, who was about 50 years old.

Bedford Fire Captain Scott Hunter, believes the man was trapped in the home’s basement when the 911 call came in, but fire crews found him unconscious on the second floor.

The male victim, who has yet to be identified, was taken to Catholic Medical Center where he later died.

The woman was able to escape and go to a neighbor’s home.

Neighbors in the community are coming together to help the woman and her grieving family in any way – some even hoping to start a collection for food and clothing.

One neighbor has even opened up his mobile home in his driveway for the woman, who is now without a home.

“She's a victim of this as well and we definitely treat her with the respect she deserves and try and help her as much as possible and we did some of that today,” said Hunter.

Officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

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