Peabody Fire Victim Dies One Week After Incident

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PEABODY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – A Peabody resident who was rescued last week from a three-alarm fire has died, according to fire officials.

Firefighters were called to a home on Ellsworth Road around 2:30 a.m. last Wednesday, February 9. The couple that occupied the home was injured and the male victim, whose name is not being released at this time, died Wednesday night. The other individual is still in recovery.

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“On behalf of the Peabody Fire Department, I want to express our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and loved ones,” said Peabody Fire Chief Joseph L. Daly. “This was a tragic event for them and the community, and we believe the tragedy could have been even greater if not for working smoke alarms in the building.”

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While the cause of the fire remains under investigation, authorities believe it could have been an electrical fire that first started in a bedroom on the first floor.  

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