WATERTOWN, Mass. – One firefighter has died after fighting flames that broke out at a home on Merrifield Avenue Friday morning.
The fire broke out around 10:15 a.m. Fire departments from Watertown and Newton responded to the scene.
One firefighter collapsed at the scene and was taken to Mt. Auburn Hospital. Police and fire officials later confirmed that the firefighter had died, possibly of a heart attack. FOX25 has learned the firefighter was 53 years old and had five children; the firefighter’s name has not yet been released.
In a news conference Friday, Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey called it “the most difficult day for firefighters” and called the loss “a tremendous blow to the department.”
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