Crews Investigate Cause of Deadly Apartment Fire

NEW BERN - A deadly fire at an assisted-living complex was probably not the result of foul play, investigators said.

Flames erupted at the Brunswick House II Apartments on Colony Drive in New Bern at around 7 p.m,. Wednesday. Firefighters confirmed one resident inside the apartment died.

Authorities were not releasing the victim's name. But neighbors said he was a man in his 60s, well known for selling clothes.

Other residents at apartment had been evacuated. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the blaze was unknown.

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