Saturday, October 22, 2016

Massive 3-alarm triple-decker fire in Worcester, Mass. leaves 11 people homeless

6 rescued from massive triple-decker fire in Worcester

Updated: Oct 22, 2016 - 9:18 AM 

WORCESTER, Mass. - Six people were rescued from a home in Worcester after it went up in flames early Saturday morning.

Fire officials told FOX25 four adults and two children were on the top floor of the triple-decker when the fire broke out.

Firefighters brought a ladder to the window and helped all six climb out and get to safety. All were taken to UMass Worcester Hospital to be checked out for smoke inhalation.

Three companies were sent to battle the blaze as the flames melted the siding on neighboring houses.

No firefighters were injured and the flames were under control Saturday morning. Fire officials are investigating the cause and origin of the blaze.


Six people were taken to a hospital after a 3-alarm fire broke out in Worcester, Massachusetts, early Saturday morning.

The fire took place at 2 Pelham St. Heavy flames consumed the second and third floors of the building.

According to the Worcester Fire Department, 11 people total are displaced as a result of the incident. Six people were trapped in the building and later hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries. Five others were displaced and remain unharmed.

The fire was knocked out an hour after it began and no firefighters were injured during the rescue.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.