QUINCY (CBS) — An early-morning fire killed two people and injured a third when it tore through a house in Quincy.
The Quincy Fire Department said the fire began shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday at a 2-story home on Bell Street.
Two people who were reportedly trapped on the home’s second floor were found dead inside.
Mary Gogan breaks down outside what used to be her aunt’s home.
“Her name is Thelma Powers. She helped raise me,” Gogan said.
Officials say a third person was rushed to the hospital after jumping out of the second floor window.
“When crews arrived there were flames coming out if every door and window. They saw a man who jumped out and said two people inside they went into rescue mode,” Quincy Deputy Fire Chief Ed Fendy said.
Gogan says her aunt had some health issues, but always went out her way to help others.
“She adopted her two grandkids and raise them as her own. She also took care of me my mom and dad were out of work growing up. She moved down here six years ago,” Gogan said.
Neighbors woke up to sirens and smoke.
“I saw a tremendous billowing of smoke from the top of the house,” one neighbor said.
Right now, it’s still unclear what caused the fire. The house is a total loss.
Later, neighbors dropped off flowers and balloons. Gogan says she will cherish the memories as they morn the lives lost in this blaze.
“We used to come over here for Thanksgiving dinners and stuff,” Gogan said.
Quinicy fire officials say this does not look suspicious. The State Fire marshal is investigating. The adult male who jumped out of the window is being treated for smoke inhalation. No word yet if there were working smoke detectors.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports