Update: Worcester Fire Dept. Lt. Jason Menard died after becoming trapped while searching a burning home overnight. http://bit.ly/32KkHV3
Posted by WCVB Channel 5 Boston on Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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One firefighter died and several other firefighters were injured early Wednesday in a fire in a multi-family home.
Crews were called at 1:30 a.m. to 7 Stockholm St. The fire grew to four alarms, and at one point, firefighters issued a mayday call from the third floor of the building.
Worcester Fire Department Lt. Jason Menard died. He leaves his wife, Tina, and three children.
His death came as crews were responding to a report of trapped residents and firefighters.
His colleagues attempted to rescue the lieutenant.
Lt. Menard leaves a wife and three children. He was a member of the Worcester Fire Department for nine years, most recently assigned to the McKeon Road Fire Station.
Firefighter union President Michael Papagni, at a morning news conference, said the Menard family had planned a trip to Disney.