Body Found Following Lowell Dumpster Fire

LOWELL, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A man's body was found after crews responded to a dumpster fire just off Lowell's bustling central street Friday morning.

Crews responded to the fire around 5:30 a.m. at 16 Middle Street, and found the body on the ground outside the dumpster.

The Middlesex District Attorney's office said no foul play was suspected. The man has not yet been identified.

The man died in a narrow crevice behind a dumpster in between a metal wall and an electrical unit.

Homeless advocate and community minister Ralph Galin was passing by the scene. He told WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal the man was likely a member of the area homeless community.

"It's sad, and it's not uncommon," he said. "All over Lowell, there are folks who come back to Lowell because it's easier to live there. You can't live in Georgetown and Boxford, you're hounded out of those streets, so you're gonna live in one of the three Merrimack Valley cities where people go back and forth."

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

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