MAYNARD — Fire Chief Anthony Stowers reports that the Maynard Fire Department responded to a fatal two-alarm house fire on Thursday.
At approximately 4:10 p.m., Maynard Communications Center received a call about a gas-like smell coming from a home at 27 Park St.
Upon arrival, crews found smoke coming from the front and side windows of the house. Fire crews entered the building and found a deceased male victim inside.
The fire spread quickly and the home sustained significant damage. It took approximately two hours for the fire to be fully extinguished.
Two Maynard police officers and a firefighter were transported by ambulance to an area hospital with injuries believed to not be life-threatening.
Mutual aid was provided by the Concord, Acton, Stow, Hudson, Lincoln, Wayland, Boxborough and Sudbury Fire Departments. The State Fire Marshal’s Office, State Special Operations, State Police, District 14 Fire Investigation Team and Maynard Police also assisted.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Maynard Fire Department, State Police assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.