Woman dead after 4-alarm fire in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Mass. — A woman is dead after a fire broke out at a home in Georgetown on Saturday night.

Around 10:49 p.m. crews were called to 238 East Main St. for reports of a fire. Upon arrival, firefighters were greeted with heavy flames shooting about 20 feet high from the roof of a single-family home.

“We had heavy fire through the roof upon arrival, and it went to a second and third alarm right away,” said Robert Valentine, Groveland’s Fire Chief, who took command of the scene in the absence of Georgetown’s Chief.

Four people were inside the home at the time of the fire. Three were able to evacuate safely but fire crews were notified that a woman was still on the second floor inside.

The woman was rushed to Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport where she was later pronounced dead.

The home was determined to be a total loss and all residents were all displaced.

East Main Street (Route 133) was closed in both directions for several hours but has since reopened.

“There were fourteen communities that either responded at the scene or to our station for coverage,”said Brian Coolidge, Georgetown Fire Department Public Information Officer. “I’ve been on 32 years and we’ve never had a fatal fire during my time.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation by State Police Fire and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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