Cou­ple killed in morn­ing house fire

Pawtucket Times - - REGION/OBITUARIES -

PITTS­FIELD, Mass. (AP) — Au­thor­i­ties say an early morn­ing house fire in Pitts­field that killed a cou­ple in their 70s and in­jured their daugh­ter was likely caused by an elec­tri­cal cord that short cir­cuited.

The fire was re­ported just be­fore 4 a.m. Thurs­day. Fire Chief Robert Cz­er­win­ski says fire­fight­ers ar­rived to find heavy fire and smoke com­ing from the first floor. The cou­ple was trapped in­side.

The woman died at the scene. Her hus­band was taken to Berk­shire Med­i­cal Cen­ter where he was pro­nounced dead a short time later.

Their daugh­ter, who is in her 30s, jumped out a rear win­dow onto the deck and ran to a neigh­bor’s house to call 911.

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