Manuel Moreira, a 59-year-old resident of the fourth floor of an Acushnet Avenue rooming house in New Bedford, has been identified as the person who died in the fire that broke out on Tuesday. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office reported that at least five others were injured, and one person is still missing. Crews are continuing to search for the missing person using a drone while they demolish the building. New Bedford Fire Chief Scott Kruger stated that their primary focus is to find the missing person and investigate the area of origin where they believe the fire started. The cause of the fire is currently unknown. Over two dozen residents have been displaced and are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross and Seven Hills Behavioral Health.

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