April 17, 2017 10:17 pm
Updated: April 26, 2017 2:37 pm

Cape Breton police ID man killed in duplex fire

A 54-year-old victim has been identified in a fatal house fire in Glace Bay, N.S.

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Cape Breton Regional Police have identified the victim of a fatal house fire in Glace Bay, N.S.

READ: Man dead after Glace Bay fire

Gerald (Gerry) Alexandra Somerton, 54, was found inside 43 Concord St. around 1 a.m., Monday. He was taken to the Glace Bay hospital but passed away as a result of his injuries.

Police say the home where the fire occurred is a duplex, but confirm the occupants of the other unit were uninjured as a result of the fire.

Investigators with the Cape Breton police and members of the Fire Marshal’s Office have determined the cause of the fire was accidental.

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