4 Firefighters Injured in 3-Alarm Apartment Complex Blaze - NECN


The latest news from around the state

4 Firefighters Injured in 3-Alarm Apartment Complex Blaze



    4 Firefighters Injured in Apartment Building Fire

    Worcester officials describe the injuries as minor and said that at least 20 residents have been displaced.

    (Published Tuesday, May 29, 2018)

    Four firefighters were injured battling a 3-alarm blaze in an apartment building in Worcester, Massachusetts on Tuesday morning.

    Worcester Fire Deputy Chief Martin Dyer said two firefighters suffered leg injuries, one injured a shoulder and one other was treated for heat exhaustion while fighting the fire on the fourth floor of a building at 1039 Main St. All of the injuries are considered minor, according to Dyer.

    The call for the fire at the apartment complex came in after 9 a.m., and arriving firefighters found heavy flames in the rear of the building when they got to the scene.

    At least 20 residents have been displaced as a result of the blaze; all were able to safely get out of the building, according to fire officials.

    Aerial video from the scene showed firefighters treating the building's damaged roof and what appeared to be scorch marks coming from windows on the building's fourth floor.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android