Peabody, MA Firefighter James Rice Dies in The Line of Duty at Hancock Street Apartment Fire

Earlier report on Fire here

Officials have identified James Rice as the firefighter who died at a fire today in Peabody, Mass.

The fire went to 3 alarms at 5 Hancock Street in Peabody. Firefighters from Danvers, Salem and Lynnfield also responded to the fire to assist. The initial call came in around 1:30pm.

Firefighter James Rice leaves behind a wife and 3 children. Reports are varied on his age between 38 – 46 years old. He was an 11 year veteran of the Peabody Fire Department.

Many were circulating the news very early on twitter. They used the nickname “Jim” when referring to James. I am not sure that he went by Jim or not.

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