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Firefighters Rescue Woman and Child from Burning HomeEverett, MA (July 14, 2018) – A fire raging through a multi-family home unit on Friday left two firefighters and one resident with serious injuries.  Around 2:00 pm Friday, fire crews with the Everett Fire Department responded to a three-alarm fire at the complex, located at 13 Morris Street.  Many residents were fleeing the complex as firefighters arrived.   The fire had originated from the basement, but quickly engulfed the entire building as fire personnel worked to extinguish the flames.

A woman trapped inside the building was rescued from the second floor.  She was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries sustained in the fire.  Two firefighters suffered second and third degree burns in the rescue effort. One firefighter was treated and released later Friday while another remained hospitalized with serious injuries as of Saturday morning.

In total, 19 tenants were affected by the fire and have been displaced from their homes.  The American Red Cross is working with victims to help find temporary shelter.  Fire chief Tony Carli said they are investigating the cause of the fire.  At this time, it is believed that a faulty electrical panel is to blame.  Carli said that the department is looking into possible issues with building and fire codes which may have contributed to the fire occurring.

download-4A multiple vehicle accident occurred on I-93 near exit 15 Sunday afternoon.  The sequence of the crash remains unclear, however, police in Dorcester were called to the scene at approximately noon.  Upon arrival, they discovered a chaotic scene.  One of the many vehicles involved in the crash had caught fire.  The result was a huge pillar of black smoke overspreading both sides of the highway.  Traffic in both directions was snarled as fire officials worked to extinguish the flames.

Medical personnel quickly responded to the scene.  They administered medical treatment to those injured in the crash.  Miraculously, it appears that although there are injuries, all drivers escaped the flames in time to avoid what would have likely been a fatal accident.  The accident remains under investigation at this time.  Authorities were on scene for several hours while the investigation of the accident continued.  Few other details have been released and those involved in the crash have not been identified.

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