One person died after a 2-alarm fire broke out in Beverly, Massachusetts, Thursday morning.
Around 7 a.m., crews responded to 9 Highland Terrace.
According to the Beverly Fire Department, two officers entered the building and began removing residents from two apartments.
The officers encountered five residents trying to exit the building.
One of the officers carried an elderly woman out. But a man, 78-year-old Clark Young, was unable to escape.
Young was well-known around town - first as a postal worker and then as a parking agent for the city. He just retired last year.
"He was a very friendly, good and kind man," said Mayor Michael Cahill. "We're very saddened, and we want to make sure that we keep him in our prayers."
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Another officer assisted the residents who were on the second flood.
Due to heavy smoke and fire conditions, officers were unable to re-enter the home where another resident was trapped.
The district attorney's office responded because of the fatality along with Massachusetts State Police investigators from the State Fire Marshal's office.
Manchester Fire provided mutual aid.
Authorities are working to determine the cause of the fire.
The flag at Beverly City Hall is being lowered in Young's honor.