Woman Killed, 3 Firefighters Injured in Cambridge House Blaze

Firefighters found the woman unconscious on the second floor of the building

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A woman who was pulled from a three-alarm fire at a Cambridge, Massachusetts house Wednesday morning has died of her injuries, fire officials said.

Fire officials said the woman, who has not been identified, died of her injuries after she was taken to the hospital. She was the only occupant of the home.

Three firefighters were also injured in the fire, which broke out at a single-family home at 34 Buckingham St. at 5:22 a.m.

The injured firefighters were taken to a local hospital for injuries after the ceiling collapsed on one of them. The other two suffered a leg and shoulder injury. All have been released from the hospital, authorities said.

Firefighters found the woman unconscious on the second floor. She was taken to a local hospital under cardiac arrest.

The building was difficult for firefighters to access, officials said.

Fire officials and District Attorney Marian T. Ryan said Thursday the fire, which started on the second floor, appeared to have been accidental. They said it may have been started by an electrical malfunction or a candle.

The identity of the woman will be released pending notification of next of kin.

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