Monday, December 15, 2008

Occupant Killed In Dwelling Fire

On December 15, 1951 at 4:00 p.m. firemen responded to a house fire in Roxbury. A fire of undetermined origin damaged an occupied 2-½-story frame dwelling, killing the occupant. Fire destroyed the living room and caused smoke and heat damage to the remaining structure. The occupant was found in the living room in the area of the sofa. The man died from third degree burns from over two thirds of his body. First arriving firemen broke out the windows and used a chemical extinguisher, snow and a garden hose to control the blaze just as the Vigilant engine was arriving. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose Company extinguished the blaze.

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