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Officials release name of man killed in Salem apartment fire

New Hampshire Union Leader

February 13. 2018 9:18PM

One man died late Saturday in a fire that started on the second floor of Salem Crossing apartments, Salem fire officials said. (Doug Alden/Staff)

SALEM — State and local fire officials have released the identity of a man killed in a Salem apartment fire Saturday night.

New Hampshire State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan, Salem Fire Chief Paul Parisi, and Salem Police Chief Paul Donovan said Tuesday that Eric Fraser, 35, of Salem was killed in a fire at 99 Cluff Crossing Road, Building A.

An autopsy was conducted Tuesday by the Massachusetts State Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause and manner of death are pending additional tests.

The fire, first reported just after 11 p.m. Saturday, originated in Unit 8 on the second floor of the Salem Crossing Apartments on Cluff Crossing Road, the same unit where Fraser resided, said Salem Fire Marshal Jeff Emanuelson.

Fraser was pronounced dead at a hospital in Methuen, Mass.

Emanuelson said the fire’s cause doesn’t appear suspicious, but a joint investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the origin and cause of the blaze continues.

Five people also were injured in the fire. A woman who jumped from a third-floor window sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

According to information provided in an online obituary, Fraser grew up and was educated in Andover, Mass., and Salem. He was a machine operator and worked for Print Pro Silkscreen and Embroidery in Haverhill, Mass.

According to his obituary, Fraser enjoyed music and spending time at the beach and Newfound Lake. His father, Juan Inoa Corona, and siblings Araceli Corona and Gina and Alex Inoa all reside in Manchester.

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