Chelsea Resident Who Tried Fighting Building Fire Dies of Heart Attack

A man went into cardiac arrest while trying to put out a fire that spread to a second building in Chelsea, Massachusetts

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A man who was hospitalized Friday after trying to fight a fire that broke out in Chelsea, Massachusetts, has died, family members tell NBC10 Boston.

The blaze on High Street reached three alarms, fire officials said. It started at one building and spread to the house behind it.

People in the home were trying to put it out with a hose, officials said. One man went into cardiac arrest and was taken unresponsive to a hospital. His family later told NBC10 Boston he had died.

The fire had been knocked down as of Friday evening.

The Chelsea Fire Department responded to High Street early Friday evening for a structural fire.

Firefighters had difficulties with access, manpower and water on the dead-end street.

Crews were only able to fight the fire inside for a short time before having to evacuate and attack it from outside.

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