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Mar 28, 2018
Article from NBCBOSTON:
A Worcester fire lieutenant who died in a 4-alarm fire overnight was responding to a report of a trapped baby and heroically sacrificed himself to get two of his fellow firefighters to safety.
Lt. Jason Menard was killed in the fire, leaving behind a wife and four children. The family had been scheduled to leave on a trip to Disney on Wednesday.

Below is a rundown of exactly how things unfolded, as described by Worcester Fire Chief Michael Lavoie:

At 12:58 a.m. Wednesday, the Worcester Fire Department received a report of a structure fire at 7 Stockholm St. Additional calls reported a baby trapped on the third floor.

The first arriving ladder company, Ladder 5...

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