2 killed, 1 missing in Holyoke apartment fire

HOLYOKE, MA (WHDH) - At least two people were killed in a massive apartment fire in Holyoke on Sunday, and a third person may be missing.

Firefighters were able to save a man who was trapped inside the burning apartment building on North East and East Dwight Street. Firefighters pulled the man through the window.

Cellphone video captured the apartment building collapsing on the house next door.

“We took down the structure for safety reasons so we could go in for the investigation,” said Holyoke Fire Chief John Pond.

Fire officials say there were 25 units in the building and that as many as 50 people will start the New Year without a home.

They have confirmed that two people have died, including one person who jumped to their death.

“We are still in the process of locating all of the occupants and the residents from the property,” said Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey.

The Red Cross is assisting the families.

Officials say that at this point, this is not a criminal investigation.

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