Man Dies Following Weekend Fire in Agawam

A second adult was "less seriously injured" in the blaze, officials said

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A man injured in a Saturday morning fire in Agawam, Massachusetts, has died, the state fire marshal's office said.

The fire was reported shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday and consumed a detached shed in the 900 block of Main Street. When firefighters arrived, they said the shed was fully involved.

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One person, an older adult male, suffered severe injuries and was taken to a local hospital, where he died Sunday, according to fire officials. A second adult was "less seriously injured" in the blaze.

The names of the victims have not been released.

“This is a terrible tragedy for the family and a loss for our community,” Agawam Fire Chief Alan Sirois said. “On behalf of the Agawam Fire Department, I want to express our heartfelt condolences and support.”

The fire began inside the shed, where power equipment, gasoline and other items were stored, officials said.

The cause remains under investigation.

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