More than 40 people without a home after multi-unit fire in Sturbridge


STURBRIDGE, Mass. (WWLP) – More than 40 people are without a home after an apartment building fire Sunday morning. 

Sturbridge Fire Department, along with crews from Warren and Spencer, were called to a three-alarm fire on Main Street just before 7 a.m. Easter Sunday. 

Route 20 in Sturbridge was closed for hours in both directions from Arnold Road to Bates Hill Road. The road was reopened around 9 a.m. Sunday. 

Volunteers from The Red Cross were called to the Sturbridge Senior Center to assist families affected by the fire. The Red Cross has helped 26 families so far. The total includes 31 adults and 11 children. 

The complex manager is providing living accommodations for the families affected by the fire. 

Red Cross caseworkers will be working with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to assist residents at the Sturbridge Senior Center Monday. The Red Cross and MEMA are setting up a Multi-Agency Recovery Center for residents. The agencies will offer a variety of assistance for the affected families. 

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