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Third Body Recovered in Aftermath of Holyoke Apartment Fire

The fire started just before 9 a.m. Sunday morning at a five-story building on North East and East Dwight streets in Holyoke

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    One person was killed, two people are still unaccounted for and 25 families lost their homes after a fire destroyed a Massachusetts apartment building. (Published Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017)

    A third body has been recovered in the aftermath of a massive apartment fire in Holyoke, Massachusetts, according to fire officials.

    The fire started just before 9 a.m. Sunday morning at a five-story building on North East and East Dwight streets.

    Fire officials found the body of the first victim, Maria Cartagena, 48, of Holyoke on Sunday. The body of Jorge Munoz, 55, also of Holyoke, was found later in the evening.

    One person had been unaccounted for until Monday when fire officials found their body. That person's identity has not been released pending notification of their family.

    Twenty five families lost their homes in the blaze.

    The cause of the fire is still being investigated by the state Fire Marshal.

    A donation fund seeking to raise $100,000 has been created by the Holyoke mayor's office on GoFundMe.com.

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