WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - Officials said two additional people died in a fire that claimed the lives of two people in Worcester over the weekend, bringing the death toll to at least four.

Firefighters responding to reports of a blaze at a six-family three-decker home on Gage Street at 3:30 a.m. found a fire that eventually went to four alarms.

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene but firefighters were unable to fully search the building due to structural concerns, and snakes in the building had to be removed as well, officials said.

“Animal control removed a number of snakes before the investigation could continue. With the structural integrity of the building in question, investigators moved deliberately and cautiously to work the scene,” said the fire chief.

Another victim was found Monday morning and a fourth Monday afternoon, according to the Worcester District Attorney’s Office. Firefighters have still not conducted a full search of the building.

Several people were taken to the hospital, including one person who fell or jumped from a third-floor window. The building’s landlord, Jim Li, said one resident helped get people to safety.

“He woke up and instead of going out, he ran up and he was banging everybody’s door, ‘Fire, fire get out, get out, fire!'”

Officials said they still need to search more of the building to confirm there are no more victims.

No other information was immediately available. The DA’s office is investigating the fire.

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