Chatham

1 Person Killed in Chatham House Fire

The fire was called in by a neighbor, reporting smoke coming from the chimney and windows of the home

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One person died following a house fire in Chatham, Massachusetts Monday.

The Chatham Fire Department got a call after 2 p.m. Monday for smoke coming from a home on Main Street, the agency said. Firefighters who responded found thick smoke and heat coming from the basement, and found the fire coming from a closet there.

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As crews worked to extinguish the fire, and visibility began to improve, they found a resident in the basement. The person, identified as 50-year-old Jason Custodie, was taken to the hospital, but he later died, according to fire officials.

The building was left with major damage following the fire.

No firefighters were hurt. The cause remains under investigation.

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