By Staff

MAYNARD (CBS) – A man was found dead inside a home that caught fire in Maynard Thursday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the home on Park Street after receiving a call about a gas-like smell coming from the house.

When firefighters arrived, smoke was coming from the front and side windows of the house. Crews entered the home and found the victim inside.

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The fire spread quickly and it took approximately two hours to be fully extinguished.

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Two Maynard police officers and a firefighter were taken to the hospital with injuries that are believed to not be life-threatening.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Maynard Fire Department and State Police assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. Staff