Tragedy for one local community on this Fourth of July. A deadly house fire in Ludlow killed 3 people and now the State Fire Marshall's Office is investigating.
Authorities have been on scene for hours now as they work the scene.
The Ludlow Fire Chief, Ryan Pease confirmed with Western Mass News that three people were unable to escape the fire.
Emergency crews were called to the Newbury Street home this morning just after dawn. The fire was confirmed with Western Mass News around 6:25 a.m. Tuesday.
Captain Machado, with the Ludlow Fire Department, told Western Mass News that multiple departments were called in for mutual aid. This included the Chicopee Fire Department and the Wilbraham Fire Department.
“I woke up this morning looked out the window and the house was devastated you couldn’t believe it,” neighbor, Mary-Beth Silva told Western Mass News.
Smoke pouring from the roof of the home, many reported hearing glass breaking before the fire began.
"The front left side of the house that is where they accounted most of the heavy fire," explained Chief Pease.
Firefighters were able to knock down the flames. This was around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
No word yet how the fire started.
Authorities aren't releasing any details about the three victims until family members have been notified.
Investigators continue to comb the home looking for answers.
"Our sympathy goes out to the family," Chief Pease noted.
In addition to the Ludlow Fire Department, the State Fire Marshal's Office has remained on scene for much of the day, searching for a cause in the deadly blaze.
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