Multi-Family House Fire In Lowell Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

LOWELL, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — One person has died and two others sustained serious injuries after a major fire engulfed a multi-family house in Lowell early Wednesday.

Firefighters were called to the triple-decker house at 98 Westford Street after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, where heavy flames and black smoke were seen shooting through the windows and roof, and around two-dozen residents had fled outside into the freezing cold.

Some neighbors told WBZ-TV's Nick Giovanni they could feel the heat from inside their homes across the street.

According to the State Fire Marshal, one person died in the fire. As WBZ-TV reports, a Boston MedFlight spokesperson said the two injured victims were flown to Mass. General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. There has been no update on their conditions.

The fire eventually caused parts of the triple-decker's roof to collapse, and it spread to two surrounding buildings. Hours after the flames first broke out, firefighters rescued a dog from the building that initially caught fire, and put the dog in an ambulance to get checked out.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire, and the Salvation Army said it is assisting displaced residents.

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Written by Brit Smith

(Photo: Kristen Eck/Twitter)

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