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Firefighters rescue man from southeastern Massachusetts fire, later dies from injuries



Massachusetts officials have announced that a residential fire in southeastern Massachusetts has claimed one person’s life.

According to Fire Chief David DePasquale, State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey, and Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe the Chatham Fire/Rescue Department responded to the scene shortly after 2:00 Monday afternoon for a report of a fire at the 2½ story single-family home. On arrival, firefighters observed heavy smoke coming from the structure and found a fire in the basement. Firefighters rescued one person, an adult male, from the building; he was transported to Cape Cod Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Chatham Fire Department and State Police assigned to the offices of the State Fire Marshal and Cape & Islands District Attorney. They are being assisted by additional State Police assets and the Code Compliance & Enforcement Unit of the Department of Fire Services.

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