The Worcester city’s fire department is morning the loss of one of their own Monday morning.
Fire Departments across New England say their hearts are heavy following the death of 36-year-old Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy.
Worcester firefighters are trying to determine what started an apartment fire that killed Roy. The massive fire happened early Sunday morning.
The Worcester Fire Chief says the fire spread quickly and several firefighters on the second floor were forced to evacuate.
Roy and another firefighter were taken to a nearby hospital, where Roy died from his injuries.
No one else who lived in the building was injured.
Roy was with the Worcester Fire Department for two and a half years, and leaves behind a young daughter.
Roy’s death happened less than a week after the 19-year anniversary of the death of six firefighters who were killed while working to put out a fire at the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse on December 3, 1999.
The tragedy also happened just one day after the 7-year anniversary of the death of Worcester firefighter Jon D. Davies who died when a burning house collapsed in 2011.
Governor Baker, Congressman Jim McGovern and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno have all released statements extending their condolences on this tragic incident.
Community members have also created a memorial for Roy.