Mutual Aid to Cummington

Plainfield Fire-EMS responds as mutual aid to deadly house fire in Cummington.

On April 28th 2023, four members of the Plainfield Fire-EMS Department responded with Tank 2 as mutual aid to a structure fire in Cummington. Other towns and agencies that responded included: Cummington, Goshen, Worthington, Ashfield, Highland Ambulance, and the State Fire Marshall.

A preliminary investigation revealed one of the occupants attempted to retrieve personal items and was unable to escape.

“If there’s a fire at home, it’s urgent that everyone get out, stay out, and call 9-1-1,” state Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey said. “A fire at home can become deadly in less than three minutes. Don’t risk your life for items that can be replaced.”

Mass Fire Services Press Release:

28 April 2023 - Fatal Fire in Cummington Not Suspicious

Daily Hampshire Gazette Article:

28 April 2023 - One person killed, another seriously injured in Cummington blaze

WWLP Article:

28 April 2023 - One dead after attempting to grab items in Cummington fire, report says

Plainfield Firefighters who responded, but we're not photographed:

62X4 - Robert Shearer - Captain
62P32 - Daniel Shearer - Firefighter
62P26 - Nate Wooldridge - Firefighter
62P21 - Claude Dupont - Firefighter

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