FALL RIVER - An 88-year-old Fall River man has been identified as the victim of a fatal fire, which occurred early this morning in The City of Fall River.

Fall River Firefighters responded to 11 Palmer Street around 4:30 a.m. today for a reported fire in a single family home at that address.  Although firefighters were able to knock down the blaze within 15 minutes, 88-year-old William Graham was unable to escape and died in the blaze.

Although the cause of the fire appears to be accidental, the investigation remains active and ongoing.

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office