Worcester Fire Leaves 1 Dead

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WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — One person has died following a three-alarm fire in Worcester on Upsala Street. The fire began around 3 a.m. Saturday.

The identity of the deceased person has yet to be released.

Worcester Fire Deputy Chief Martin Dyer said firefighters fought the blaze in frigid temperatures.

“While the companies were responding, they were updated that there were two residents trapped on the second floor,” Dyer said.

Authorities were able to save one of the two individuals.

“He had gotten out a window and was on the first floor roof,” Dyer said. “They brought him to safety.”

Dyer said firefighters aimed a hose at the second floor. A rescue team then entered and conducted a search.

“There was a lot of debris in the second floor. They had a very very hard time maneuvering the line and pushing past the debris,” Dyer said.

The search found one victim.


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