Massachusetts firefighter killed fighting overnight blaze

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Massachusetts firefighter killed fighting four-alarm fire

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A Massachusetts firefighter died fighting a four-alarm fire on Stockholm Street in Worcester early Wednesday.

"Our city has suffered an unimaginable loss with the death of Fire Lt. Jason Menard," Worcester Fire Chief Michael Lavoie said, according to Boston's WFXT.

Menard died after he returned to help a trapped firefighter out a window, Lavoie said.

Heartbreaking news 💔 The Worcester Fire Department has lost another one of their own. Lt. Jason Menard helped to save...

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The fire started just before 1 a.m. at a three-level home at 7 Stockholm St., and was elevated to a four-alarm fire just after 2 a.m. The Red Cross said it's assisting 10 to 15 people who were displaced.

What appeared to be at least one victim was seen being carried to an ambulance. It's unclear how many people were injured or their current conditions. Officials are expected to release more information at an 8 a.m. news conference.

The fire has been knocked down but firefighters remain at the scene. Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) confirmed they were at the scene for an ongoing investigation.

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