By Dennis Anderson –
Overnight in Worcester, Massachusetts firefighters responded to a four-alarm structure fire at 2 Gage St. The structure is a six-family, three-decker home. Worcester Fire Department has confirmed that two residents are deceased and three others were injured.
The fire was reported at 3:31 a.m. with about 70 firefighters responding including Worcester Police and Worcester EMS. The City Manager’s office says no firefighters were injured and the Red Cross is assisting families who have been displaced. Buildings at 5 Eastern Ave. and 4 Gage St. were also damaged.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by Worcester’s Fire Investigation Unit, the Worcester Police Department, and the office of Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Worcester Police Chief Steven M. Sargent in a statement said, “I would like to express my sincere condolences to the families that have lost loved ones today,” said Sargent. “I appreciate the efforts of all the first responders that worked so hard to prevent further loss of life, including the Auburn Police Department who deployed their drone to assist us. We are committed to working closely with the Fire Department and our law enforcement partners to investigate the cause of the fire.”