One Person Dies in 2-Alarm Fire in New Bedford - NBC10 Boston

One Person Dies in 2-Alarm Fire in New Bedford

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    One Person Dies in 2-Alarm Fire in New Bedford
    WJAR

    A 21-year-old man died in a two-alarm fire in New Bedford, Massachusetts on Wednesday morning.

    Fire officials responded to the blaze at 176 Potter St. around 7:15 a.m., according to the state fire marshal's office. The residence was a one-family home with two floors and five bedrooms, according to the New Bedford property assessor's office. 

    The Bristol District Attorney's Office said the victim's name was Jackson Leahy. He lived in the building and was upstairs at the time of the fire.

    Six others were also inside the home at the time of the fire, but no one else was injured.

    Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce, CDC Warns

    [NATL] Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce, CDC Warns

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned not to eat any romaine lettuce after an e. coli outbreak has sickened over 50 people across 16 U.S. states. All lettuce is suspect unless it is clearly not from Arizona.

    (Published Saturday, April 21, 2018)

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation but is believed to be due to the improper disposal of smoking materials.

    Potter Street resident Rico Sanchez told the Boston Globe that he saw flames bursting through the first floor of the house.

    "I just got to work, but it was already engulfed," Sanchez said.


    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:

    App

    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.