Updated: One Firefighter Dies at Three Alarm Apartment Fire in Peabody, MA. 13 Left Homeless

Update 16:49 hours:

According to multiple news sources including MyFOXBoston.com, a firefighter has died from injuries sustained at this fire. There is a news conference scheduled at 5pm.


PEABODY (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A firefighter was killed on Friday after battling a fire on Hancock Street in Peabody.

The firefighter was rushed to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

16:36 hours:

A  fire broke out at an apartment complex at 5 Hancock Street in Peabody, Mass. today leaving 13 homeless. The fire went to 3 alarms and apparently sent one firefighter to the hospital.

FirefighterCloseCalls.com reports other firefighters were injured as well.

The call came in around 1:30pm and the fire was out by 3:00pm.

Peabody firefighters were on scene with firefighters from Danvers, Salem and Lynnfield.


There has been no official word about the condition of the firefighter taken from the scene. There have been unconfirmed reports on social media about the firefighter, but Peabody Fire has not confirmed his condition. A 5 p.m. press conference is planned.

Photo from http://www.myfoxboston.com

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