Fire officials are reminding people to ensure their home is free of fire hazards, especially since crews across Southern New England have battled seven fatal fires since mid-December.
Back in December, a 70-year-old man died after his condo caught fire in Newport. Then on Jan. 8, a woman’s body was pulled from the rubble after an Onleyville home burnt to the ground. A week later, a woman died after being rushed to the hospital when the triple-decker she was living in caught fire in New Bedford.
On Jan. 26, a fire in Hopkinton claimed the life of a man who’s house was destroyed by an early morning fire. That same night, a father and son died in a house fire in Coventry. This week, a man was found dead in his home after a serious fire in Taunton Tuesday, and a body was pulled from a Portsmouth home after a massive fire Wednesday morning.