3 Mass. FFs injured battling fatal 3-alarm blaze

Firefighters tried to save a woman found in cardiac arrest on the second floor of the home

Update 2:22 p.m. ET: A woman rescued from the second floor of a house during a three-alarm blaze that injured three firefighters has died, according to MassLive.com.

Cambridge Fire Chief Gerry Mahoney said firefighters had made a "heroic effort" to save the woman, according to CBS Boston. Mahoney said part of the ceiling collapsed onto one of the firefighters, and the other two suffered a leg and a shoulder injury. The firefighters have since been released from the hospital. 

Original report:

Michael Bonner
MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Three Cambridge firefighters and a woman living in the building that caught fire were hospitalized Wednesday morning after a three-alarm blaze on Buckingham Street, Fire Chief Gerard Mahoney told reporters.

Firefighters responded to a structure fire at 5:22 a.m. on Buckingham Street in Cambridge, the department said. By 6 a.m. the blaze grew to a three-alarm fire.

While battling the fire, crews found a woman in her 60s or 70s on the second floor suffering from cardiac arrest, according to WCVB.

The woman along with the three firefighters were taken to the hospital. The firefighters' injuries, according to Boston 25, do not appear to be life-threatening.


©2020 MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.


Three alarms this were ordered, Box 3-59, for the fire at 34 Buckingham St., a 2 1/2 story, wood-frame residence....

Posted by Cambridge MA Fire Department on Wednesday, October 7, 2020


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