- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say one person has died and four other people escaped with non-life threatening injuries after an early morning house fire in Worcester.

Deputy Fire Chief Geoffrey Gardell tells The Telegram & Gazette (https://bit.ly/1EzyaAL ) that 64-year-old Lillie Jones was found on the second floor after becoming trapped by the two-alarm fire reported at about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Gardell says firefighters had a hard time accessing the second floor because of what he described as “a hoarding situation.” The home also had no working smoke detectors.

Those who escaped were the victim’s daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren.

Two firefighters were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.



Gardell says the blaze appears to have started in the kitchen, but the exact cause remains under investigation.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), https://www.telegram.com

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