NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) - The victim of this weekend's fatal fire in Newport has been identified.
Fire investigators say Steve Francis, 55, formerly of Westerly, died in the fire Sunday.
The fire broke out at the Pineapple Inn on Coddington Highway.
Two guests tried to save Francis, but the heat was too intense for them.
The room was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on scene.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, although it doesn't appear to be suspicious.