Oxford House Fire Causing Family of 4 and Police Officers Injured

A house fire in Oxford, Massachusetts, causing five people including a police officer injured Friday morning. Four members of the family were at home at 45 Leicester St. when the fire broke out at 12:45 PM.

According to Oxford Fire Chief Laurent McDonald, there was fire on all four sides of the building and the occupants were trying to get out. A woman and two teenage children smelled smoke and managed to get out of the burning house.

A man in his 30s was trapped in the house and jumping from the second floor of his residence. A policeman who arrived at the scene was injured while trying to help the man who suffered second and third degree burns. The policeman was taken to the hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation.

McDonald said that usually people were sleeping. If someone didn’t wake them up, they would have lost their lives there. The fire was already very big by the time the crew arrived. The fire grew to three alarms and destroyed the home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Police officers were the first to arrive on scene. Based on what Oxford Fire Chief Laurent McDonald said, they found conditions where there was fire from all four sides of the building and occupants were trying to get out.

A woman and two teenage children smelled smoke and managed to get out of the burning house. A man in his 30s trapped inside a home jumped from the second floor of his residence. A police officer who arrived at the scene was injured trying to help the man, who suffered second and third degree burns. The fire was already kissing when the crew arrived.

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