Massachusetts fire department lieutenant dies battling 4-alarm blaze

  • Source: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
  • Published: 11/13/2019 12:00 AM

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.


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