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Man burned in high-rise fire dies

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. -

A 54-year-old man who was badly burned in a weekend fire at a public housing high-rise for the elderly and disabled has died.

The man was burned over 75 percent of his body. His name has not been released.

The fire broke out on the seventh floor of St. Germaine Manor at about 8 p.m. Saturday. The cause is still being investigated.

It was the third fire-related death in Woonsocket in the past six months.

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