D.A.: No Foul Play Suspected in Fatal New Bedford Fire
NEW BEDFORD — Authorities have identified the two victims of a Monday fire in New Bedford.
Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III’s office said Thursday that the two killed in the blaze are Tomas Gomez-Delacruz, 49, and Juan Macario-Mejia, 40, both of New Bedford.
Officials said the cause of the fire remains under investigation, but foul play isn't suspected.
The morning fire ripped through two mixed-use residential and commercial buildings on Acushnet Avenue. Fire officials said the blaze started in an area common to both buildings and spread rapidly in both structures, presenting challenges for firefighters.