Worcester Fire

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Published Monday, December 10, 2018

A Worcester, Massachusetts, firefighter died early Sunday while battling a massive fire in a three-story building - the latest in a sad history of firefighter deaths in the city.

Firefighters responded to a fire at 7 Lowell St. in Worcester just before 4 a.m., according to fire officials.

When conditions deteriorated and the fire went up to five alarms, five firefighters were forced to escape the blaze using ladders, officials said during a news conference on Sunday.

Two firefighters were taken to the hospital, but Christopher Roy, 36, succumbed to his injuries, officials said. "It's important for us to know and appreciate how incredibly hard the men of the Worcester Fire Department fought to save Chris' life, and we know how devastating this is to them," said Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus.

"Firefighter Roy paid the ultimate sacrifice last night, doing what he always wanted to do - helping people and saving lives," said Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty.
Source: DORRIS

Worcester Fire Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Fire
Response: Shelter
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 1

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