Firefighter dies at Worcester blaze
Thursday, December 8, 2011
WORCESTER — Fire officials have confirmed one firefighter died this morning at an apartment house fire on Arlington Street. A second firefighter is hospitalized.
Fire officials said a tenant remains unaccounted for.
The morning blaze, at 49 Arlington St., has drawn a large response from fire and police investigators. Police tape now borders the building.
A section of the structure collapsed.
Traffic is being diverted from the area.
City Manager Michael V. O'Brien, at the scene this morning, said the identity of the deceased firefighter is not being made public until family is notified.
The Red Cross is on the scene. Officials said at least 12 people lived in the building.
Rest in Peace Brother. As you all know, about a week ago was the 12th "anniversary" (I hate using that word for this, but I can't think of another one) of the Worcester Cold Storage Fire, that took 6 of Worcester's Firefighters from their families. My thoughts and prayers are with their department and families now, I can't even imagine what they are going through. May the injured FFs also recover quickly.
Everyone out there, watch each others' backs and stay safe.