At around 2:30PM on February 27th, Oxford Fire-EMS received a call from someone reporting “smoke coming from the barn behind the residence of 33 Sacarrappa Road with no visible flames.”
Deputy Chief Jon Belanger arrived on scene with crews and found a moderate amount of smoke coming from a two-story detached garage. While some crews were attempting to extinguish the fire, others performed a search of the building. During this search, a male was found unresponsive in the garage and was transported to Umass Memorial Trauma Center where he later died from his injuries.
Officials have not released the identity of the victim.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by Oxford Police in conjunction with Massachusetts State Police Fire Investigation Unit and The Worcester County’s District Attorney’s Office. The extent of the damages is estimated at approximately $50,000.
Mutual aid was brought in from Webster EMS, Sutton water tanker and Auburn’s Fire Department.