Man killed, 3 firefighters injured in West Newbury house fire

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WEST NEWBURY, MASS. >> Authorities say a man is dead and three firefighters have been injured after a fire at a Massachusetts home.

The flames broke out around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday in West Newbury, a town north of Boston. Crews contained it nearly two hours later. The home was destroyed.

An elderly man's body was found inside the home after the fire was extinguished. He is believed to be the homeowner. Officials haven't confirmed his identity.

Fire Chief Michael Dwyer says three firefighters were taken to a hospital with minor injuries from smoke inhalation.

The state fire marshal tells The Boston Globe the man is the 19th person in the state to die in a fire this year. The cause of the blaze hasn't been determined.


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