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One Dead In Gloucester House Fire

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Firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze that claimed one victim in Gloucester. (Photo Courtesy Dan Soffron)

Firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze that claimed one victim in Gloucester. (Photo Courtesy Dan Soffron)

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GLOUCESTER (CBS) – One person is dead after a fire in Gloucester late Saturday night.

The fire broke out just after 11 p.m. Saturday on Windsor Lane.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports 

Gloucester Fire Chief Eric Smith said the home did not have working smoke detectors and they were alerted to the fire by a neighbor.

When firefighters arrived, the fire had spread to the entire one-story home, Smith said.

Cold and icy conditions also made fighting the fire difficult, Smith said.

The State Fire Marshal and State Police are investigating the cause of the fire. Smith said the home is a total loss.

Police are not releasing the identity of the victim but did say the victim is an adult.

“This the seventh fire death so far this year. I urge everyone to use caution to prevent fires during this extreme weather,” State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan said. “Make sure smoke alarms are working and keep a 3-foot circle of safety around heating appliances free of anything that catch fire.”

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