One person has died after fire in Florence

Hampshire County

One person has died after a fire on Carolyn Street in the Florence neighborhood of Northampton Thursday morning.

According to the Public Information Officer of the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Jennifer Mieth, one person has died after the fire. 

Northampton Fire Chief Duane Nichols told 22News that the fire has been put out at this time, but crews are still working to make sure there is nothing left that could flare up or reignite. More than two hours after this fire started, there was still some visible smoke coming out of the top floor windows that we can see.

Chief Nichols said one person was inside the home when the fire began at 4:30 A.M. That person was taken to the hospital where they died.

Chief Nichols added that the fire grew to three alarms because of the manpower needed to put it out.

A cause has not been determined at this time. 

Mieth said state police and investigators with the fire marshal’s office are investigating the cause. 

Carolyn Street was closed to traffic this morning.

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