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2 Killed In Milton House Fire Early Monday

 

Two elderly men, one of them a prominent Massachusetts real estate developer, have died in an overnight house fire in Milton.

The Norfolk district attorney's office says 91-year-old Kenneth Guscott and 87-year-old Leroy Whitmore died in the blaze reported at about 12:30 a.m. Monday. They both lived in the home.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says Guscott was a true leader who helped transform Boston's Roxbury neighborhood and its Dudley Square. Guscott was also a World War II veteran and former NAACP chapter president.

Fire Chief John Grant says the first firefighters who arrived at the scene found two people outside who told them that two people were still trapped inside.

Rescuers tried to reach the victims trapped on the second floor but were beaten back by smoke and intense heat.

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