One Killed, Two Injured in Fatal Plymouth House Fire
PLYMOUTH — One person has died and two other residents were injured in an early morning house fire in Plymouth on Friday.
The Plymouth Fire Department responded to a Life Alert notification at 41 Post N Rail Ave. at 5:24 a.m. Friday, according to a joint statement from Plymouth Fire Chief Neil Foley, Police Chief Dana Flynn, State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey, and County D.A. Timothy Cruz.
Firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames coming out of a single-story home.
Crews were told on arrival that two people were unaccounted for, and immediately entered the home, rescuing one adult.
The person was taken from the scene in critical condition, according to officials.
A second adult — who is not being identified — suffered fatal injuries in the blaze.
Officials did not release the identity of the deceased.
Three other residents managed to escape, one with less serious injuries, the officials stated — thanks in part to fire alarms in the home.
The second injured person was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Officials said two Plymouth firefighters also sustained minor injuries from the fire.
Fire officials noted that the cause of the fire does not currently seem suspicious, but the investigation is ongoing.
The Red Cross is assisting the residents displaced by the blaze.
"On behalf of the Plymouth Fire Department, I want to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones affected by this morning’s tragedy," said Foley.
"Our thoughts are with them right now. To the rest of our community, I want to emphasize that working smoke alarms appear to have prevented an even greater loss of life."
Ostroskey asked residents to take a minute to make sure there are working smoke alarms on every level of each home.
"Test them every month to be sure they’re working properly," he added.