A Worcester fire lieutenant died and several firefighters were injured early Wednesday in a fire in a multi-family home.
Worcester Fire Department Lt. Jason Menard, 39, of Worcester, died while battling the fire at 7 Stockholm St.
When Ladder 5 arrived at the burning building just before 1 a.m. there was heavy fire coming from the building, and firefighters were told that a baby was possibly trapped on the third floor.
The fire grew to four alarms, and at one point, firefighters issued a mayday call from the third floor of the building.
"Lt. Menard along with his crew from Ladder 5 were making heroic efforts to search for a reported trapped resident along with the baby. While gaining entry to the third floor, Ladder 5 became trapped by heavy fire conditions," Worcester Fire Department Chief Michael Lavoie said.