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Crews Knock Down Fatal Fire at Senior Housing Complex

One person was killed in a 2-alarm Christmas Eve fire at a senior housing complex in Abington, Massachusetts.

Crews from Abington, Whitman, Weymouth and Brockton responded after the fire broke out at the facility of Chestnut Street. The office of Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey confirms one victim, an adult, was killed. Firefighters found heavy fire in that person's apartment.

Fire officials say other elderly residents were transported as a precaution.

Ostroskey's office, Abington police and fire officials and the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office are investigating the cause of the fire.

The victim's identity will not be released until a formal identification is made by the Massachusetts Medical Examiner's Office and family is notified.

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