1 dead, 26 displaced by apartment fire in Lynn

LYNN, MA (WHDH) - LYNN, Mass. (AP) — One man died and 26 other people were displaced by an early morning fire in a Lynn apartment building.

Firefighters responded to the 20-unit building at about 4:45 a.m. Sunday and found the fire in a rear third-floor apartment overlooking an alley. Fire Chief James McDonald said the fire started in the living room. The cause remains under investigation.

Tenants stayed warm on an MBTA bus until the Red Cross and building management found them hotel rooms and temporary apartments.

The Daily Item of Lynn reports that some tenants were allowed back in to retrieve medicine and other essentials. It’s unclear if they will be allowed to move back in.

McDonald said 55 firefighters responded, including mutual aid from Salem, Saugus, Swampscott and other communities.

The victim’s name was not released.

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