• Worcester May 20, 2022 12:18 am

    Victim of Deadly Worcester Fire Had Sued InfoWars, Lawyer Says

    One of the four people who died in a fire at a Worcester, Massachusetts, apartment building last weekend had filed a defamation lawsuit against right-wing radio host Alex Jones and his InfoWars website in 2018, alleging they falsely identified him as the gunman in a massacre at a Florida high school. Authorities on Wednesday released the names of the victims…

  • Worcester May 19, 2022 12:05 am

    4 Victims of Deadly Worcester Fire Are Identified as Investigation Continues

    As authorities continue to investigate the weekend’s deadly house fire in Worcester, Massachusetts, they have released the names of the four people whose bodies were found in the building. All four were men, and three lived in the building on Gage Street that went up in flames early Saturday morning. The Worcester Police Department named the victims as: Joseph...

  • Worcester May 17, 2022 11:08 pm

    4 Dead in Worcester Fire, Officials Say More Victims Could Be Found

    The structural integrity of a multi-family home in Worcester continues to hamper investigation efforts after a massive blaze tore through the building early Saturday morning, claiming at least four lives. At first, officials reported that two people died and three were hurt, but two more bodies were found in the wreckage Monday, officials said. The search through the building on…

  • Worcester May 17, 2022 5:58 am

    2 More Bodies Found in Search of Worcester House as Investigation Continues

    The death toll in the massive massive blaze that engulfed a multi-family home in Worcester early Saturday morning has risen to four, as two more bodies were found in the wreckage Monday, officials said. The search through the building on Gage Street in the Bingham Square Apartments has been challenging, and investigators were initially only able to search some parts…

  • Worcester May 14, 2022 10:39 pm

    2 Dead in Massive Fire That Engulfed 3-Story Building in Worcester

    At least two people died and three were hurt in a massive blaze that engulfed a multi-family home in Worcester early Saturday morning, fire officials said. The building was a total loss, and structural integrity issues kept firefighters from finishing a search of all three floors of the building, which had six units and was occupied at the time of…

  • Worcester April 29, 2022 12:52 pm

    Worcester Building Fire Displaces 33 Residents

    An overnight fire at a mixed-use building in Worcester, Massachusetts, has displaced 33 residents, the city’s fire department said. Just before 11 p.m. Thursday, a fire broke out at the building on Pleasant Street, where it spread from the basement up to the third floor of the five-story building, officials said. No injuries were reported, but nearly three dozen residents…

  • Worcester March 5, 2022 12:19 am

    Man Admits to Starting Worcester Blaze That Led to Firefighter's Death

    A Massachusetts man charged with setting a blaze that led to the death of a firefighter in 2018 was sentenced Friday to up to 16 years in prison. Momoh Kamara, 24, of West Boylston, was sentenced in Worcester Superior Court after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter, arson, armed burglary, and malicious destruction of a motor vehicle, according to the Worcester…

  • fire November 29, 2021 4:29 pm

    Several People Displaced in Worcester Fire

    A man allegedly attacked an officer with scissors, lit his apartment on fire and refused to leave the building, prompting a standoff with police overnight in Worcester, Massachusetts. The triple-decker apartment building, located at 6 Moen Street, was charred and damaged after the fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Monday. Luis Ramirez, 25, was charged with assault and battery with…

  • Worcester September 23, 2021 12:03 am

    Review After Worcester Firefighter's Death Finds Department Must Change

    Thousands of mourners, including many firefighters, lined the streets of Worcester Monday to pay their final respects to fallen fire Lt. Jason Menard, who died while saving others during a fire last week. Firefighters from as far as California and Canada were among a sea of first responders who came to salute the fallen lieutenant under drizzly skies as his...

  • Worcester Fire Department September 22, 2021 10:16 pm

    Worcester Fire Dept. Pushes for Work Changes to Improve Safety

    November will mark two years since Worcester fire Lt. Jason Menard died in the line of duty. The fire department is presenting a new report to the city council calling for change to improve workplace conditions.

  • fire January 19, 2021 12:29 pm

    Worcester Building Catches Fire for 2nd Time

    A vacant building caught fire in Worcester for the second time in months, according to officials. The building on Oxford Street was already boarded up from a previous fire this fall, according to Deputy Chief Martin Dyer, when it caught fire overnight. Firefighters put out heavy flames from the front of the building when they arrived on scene. Crews remained…

  • Worcester January 1, 2021 10:39 pm

    Flames Rip Through Multi-Family Home in Worcester on New Year's Day; 6 People Displaced

    Flames ripped through a multi-family home in Worcester, Massachusetts, displacing six people on the first day of 2021. Everyone made it out safely, and there were no reported injuries, but the damage at the 2.5-story home on Abbott Place has left a half dozen people without a place to live. Worcester fire officials say flames were shooting through the roof…

  • Worcester Fire Department December 5, 2020 3:48 am

    Person Seriously Injured in Worcester Apartment Fire

    A person has serious injuries after firefighters had to remove them from an apartment fire in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Worcester Fire Department responded around 6:55 p.m. Friday for reports of a structure fire at 1341 Main Street. Firefighters quickly found a victim inside and removed them from the apartment, Deputy Fire Chief Martin Dyer said. First aid was provided on…

  • Worcester October 12, 2020 5:10 pm

    Hundreds of Worcester City Workers Targeted in Insurance Benefits Scam

    More than 550 employees of Worcester have been targeted in a nationwide unemployment insurance benefits scam, city officials say. The scam involves identity thieves using the victims’ personal information to file claims for unemployment benefits. The city received about 40 fraudulent claims from March to mid-August, Dori Vecchio, the city’s human resources director told The Telegram & Gazette. Since then,…

  • fire September 21, 2020 8:48 am

    Multi-Family Fire in Worcester Leaves 10 Displaced

    A multi-family caught fire in Worcester early Monday morning, leaving 10 people displaced, according to officials. The fire broke out on the second floor of the four-story apartment building. Flames engulfed the walls, requiring a lot of manpower to find hidden fire and open up walls and ceilings, according to the city’s fire department. The fire was extinguished and is…

  • Worcester August 18, 2020 11:41 pm

    Massive Fire Breaks Out at Commercial Building in Worcester

    A fire tore through multiple businesses Tuesday in Worcester.

  • Worcester August 19, 2020 12:13 am

    Fire Tears Through Worcester Businesses

    A fire tore through a commercial building Tuesday in Worcester, Massachusetts. Heavy smoke was engulfing the building at 1090 Main Street, near Webster Square, as fighters attempted to knock down the fire, which broke out around 11 a.m. A cellphone repair shop and an auto repair shop are among the businesses that were impacted. The fire reached four alarms. Firefighters…

  • Massachusetts August 3, 2020 4:31 am

    Firefighter, Resident Injured in Worcester House Fire

    Two people, including a firefighter, were injured Sunday in a house fire in Worcester, Massachusetts, officials said. The Worcester Fire Department responded Sunday evening to a 2-alarm fire at 5 Sandra Drive. Heavy fire was knocked down quickly, the department said on Twitter, but one resident and one firefighter were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries. The cause of…

  • Massachusetts August 2, 2020 10:14 pm

    2 Hurt in Worcester House Fire

    The Worcester Fire Department responded to 5 Sandra Drive Sunday afternoon.

  • Worcester Fire Department December 10, 2019 5:13 am

    Memorial Unveiled for Fallen Worcester Firefighter

    In an all too familiar scene, the Worcester community came together Monday night to remember a fallen firefighter. One year after the death of firefighter Christopher Roy, a bronze monument was unveiled in his honor at the Webster Square firehouse where he was based.  “What can we learn from Chris is to persevere in the face of tragedy and...

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