William F. Spillane
Chief of Department, CFO
436 Washington St.
Dedham, MA 02026
For Immediate Release
Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Dedham Fire Department Investigating Fatal House Fire
DEDHAM — Fire Chief William F. Spillane reports that the Dedham Fire Department responded to an early morning house fire that killed one resident and injured two others.
Neighbors called 911 at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday to report a fire at 22 Harding Terr. in Dedham. A Dedham firehouse is located nearby, and Dedham Engine 3 was on scene within minutes, with fire showing upon arrival.
Two residents had self-evacuated and had sustained minor injuries. They told firefighters that there was an additional resident trapped inside.
Firefighters made entry into the home and located the resident, a woman in her 50s, on the second floor of the two-story, single-family house. She was taken to Norwood Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The other two residents were treated for minor injuries at area hospitals.
“On behalf of the entire community, our most sincere condolences go out to the victim’s family,” Chief Spillane said.
Three firefighters were also treated for minor injuries, including a knee injury and heat exhaustion.
The fire is under investigation by the Dedham Fire Department, the Dedham Police Department, the State Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office.
The Boston, Westwood, and Needham Fire Departments responded to the scene to provide mutual aid, while units from the Boston, Norwood, and Quincy Fire Departments covered Dedham’s fire houses during the incident.