Man killed, woman seriously injured in blaze that destroyed Burlington home

BURLINGTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A man was killed and an elderly woman was seriously injured in a raging fire that destroyed a home in Burlington on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Firefighters responding to a multi-alarm blaze at 26 Maryvale Road around 1 p.m. were greeted by heavy flames shooting from the windows and thick smoke billowing into the air, according to the Burlington Fire Department.

After crews knocked down the stubborn fire, a man in his 50s was found dead in a burned-out room, Burlington Fire Chief Mike Patterson and Police Chief Michael Kent confirmed.

A neighbor and a passing delivery driver were able to help an elderly woman escape the burning home. She was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. She is said to be in critical condition.

The delivery driver and a Burlington police officer were also taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

The name of the man who died has not been released.

The home has been deemed a total loss. Eversource has temporarily cut power to the property.

Firefighters from Billerica and Woburn assisted Burlington fire crews in battling the blaze.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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