We regret to pass on that a A Worcester (MA) Fire Lieutenant died in the Line of Duty early this morning and several firefighters were injured early today in a fire in a multi-family home.
Worcester Fire Department Lt. Jason Menard, 39, of Worcester, died while operating at the fire at 7 Stockholm St. When Ladder 5 arrived at the burning building just before 0100 hours there was heavy fire coming from the building, and Firefighters were told that a baby was possibly trapped on the third floor. The fire grew to four alarms, and at one point firefighters issued a mayday call from the third floor of the building.
Lt Menard helped two members of his crew escape but he himself was unable to get out.
While gaining entry to the third floor, Ladder 5 became trapped by heavy fire conditions,” Reports are that. “Lt. Menard heroically and selflessly saved his crew, helping a probationary firefighter to the stairs and then returning to help another trapped firefighter, helping him out the window. Fire conditions overtook the third floor at this time, and Lt. Menard was unable to escape.”
Three other firefighters were injured the fire, one of whom suffered serious injuries. A woman who lives in the home also suffered serious injuries.
Lt. Menard leaves behind his wife, Tina, three children and his parents, the department said.
Much more to follow. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In peace.
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