The Associated Press

2 Dead In Fitchburg House Fire

FITCHBURG, Mass. — Authorities say two people have died in a late night fire in Fitchburg and a third person has been hospitalized.

The two-alarm blaze in the East Street home was reported at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

A spokeswoman for the state Fire Marshal’s office says two people died and a third was taken to the hospital in serious condition suffering from smoke inhalation.

Fire Chief Kevin Roy says the victims were found on the second floor.

Five people, including two children, made it out of the house alive.

No names were immediately released.

Officials say the home was destroyed and a nearby home sustained damage.

The Fire Marshal’s office says the cause remains under investigation but the fire does not appear suspicious.

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