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The housefire started in a home at 4:30 a.m. ET, Thursday, at 736 Linwood St. A woman was able to escape the flames and was taken to Brockton Hospital where she died from the injuries she sustained in the blaze, according to Abington Fire Chief John Nuttall. When emergency personnel arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames.
Another unnamed person was found dead in the housefire by first responders.
Robin Doherty, who lives across the street, saw the home in flames after her neighbor alerted her and called 911.
My neighbor called me and told me the house across the street was on fire. I jumped out of bed, went to the window and saw the flames. Very scary. I feel terrible for the family,
At 7 a.m., hotspots were still being extinguished.
There is no word on how the blaze began. The State Fire Marshal’s office is leading the investigation alongside the Abington Fire Department.
The woman’s name has not been released by police in Abington, Massachusetts.
- February is one of the four peak months for deaths by a blaze in the home. The others are December, January, and March.
- In 2003, there were 388,500 reported blazes in the home in the United States, which resulted in 3,145 deaths, and 13,650 injuries.
- In the United States, one person dies every three hours from a home ablaze.
Written by Jeanette Vietti
10 Boston: Woman Killed in Abington House Fire; by Staff Writers and Mary Markos
CBS Boston: 1 Dead, 1 In Serious Condition After Abington House Fire; by CBS Boston Staff
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