Two people are dead and a third was injured in a fire Friday night in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The heavy fire broke out at a triple-decker on Jacques Avenue, spreading to a second building. Crews responded to reports of a fire and trapped residents around 7:25 p.m., according to the Worcester Fire Department.
One person was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after jumping from a back porch, fire officials said. No further information was available on the victim.
Two people were found dead on the first floor.
When firefighters arrived, they got inside and did an initial search, but crews were pulled after conditions quickly deteriorated. No firefighters were injured.
The victims were found after the fire was under control.
Everyone else who was thought to have been home made it out safely, fire officials said.
Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early, Jr. on Saturday tweeted that Woodrow Adams, a court officer, and his family had "suffered a horrible tragedy" in connection with the fire, saying his thoughts and prayers went out to Adams and his family. Early did not elaborate further.
These are the first two fire fatalities of 2021 in Worcester, according to a press release by the Worcester Fire Department.
It's believed there were 13 residents living in the building. They were all displaced by the fire.