7 People Hospitalized, 14 Displaced in Worcester 3-Alarm Fire - NECN


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7 People Hospitalized, 14 Displaced in Worcester 3-Alarm Fire

Firefighters said when they arrived at the scene, some residents of the multi-family home could be seen hanging out of windows



    Residents Hung Out Windows to Escape Fire in Worcester

    Crews are trying to figure out what caused a fire at a Worcester triple-decker.

    (Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019)

    Seven people were hospitalized Tuesday after a 3-alarm fire ripped through a Worcester home overnight.

    The blaze was reported at about 2 a.m. at a home near 77 Merrifield St., according to fire officials.

    When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the multi-family house and people hanging out of windows. Crews were able to knock down the blaze and rescue five people via ladders, according to Worcester Fire Department Andrew White said.

    One resident said she and another man were asleep and woke to smoke filling their bedroom.

    7 Rescued, 7 Hospitalized After Worcester Fire

    [NECN] 7 Rescued, 7 Hospitalized After Worcester Fire

    Seven people were rescued and 7 were taken to an area hospital after a fire broke out at a home in Worcester, Massachusetts Tuesday morning.

    (Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019)

    "We had earplugs in," Melissa Giedraitis said. "It wasn't from the alarm, there were no alarms going off."

    Giedraitis said she and the man were able to flee the building in time.

    After escaping safely from the flames, the tenants were later allowed to go back inside the building to fill laundry baskets with personal items.

    Neighbor Margarita Rivera said heat from the roaring blaze cracked her windows.

    Fourteen people were displaced in the blaze. The building previously housed those residents in eight units and now, tenants are being assisted by the Red Cross.

    Authorities did not detail the extent of the injuries the seven people who were hospitalized suffered but said three of those people sustained serious injuries.

    14 Displaced, 7 Injured in Worcester House Fire

    [NECN] 14 Displaced, 7 Injured in Worcester House Fire

    Seven people were rushed to the hospital and a total of 14 people are displaced after a 3-alarm fire at a multi-family home in Worcester, Massachusetts.

    (Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019)

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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