State trooper rescues man from fire at veterans’ assisted living facility in Middleborough – WCVB Boston

A trooper rescued a resident from an overnight fire early Tuesday at a veteran’s assisted living facility in Middleborough.The fire broke out at about 1 a.m. in the large West Grove Street building, which houses about 13 people.State Police said Trooper John Hagerty was on patrol when he spotted a fire in the building and was first at the scene. He found a ladder and was able get the man out through a window. “He asked if anyone else was in the building. There was one person on the left side on the third floor. He threw a ground ladder that happened to be there and assisted the man out the window,” said Middleborough Fire Chief Lance Benjamino.That man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious burns to his body. Hagerty was treated for smoke inhalation and released, state police said. Ten other people were able to escape on their own. Firefighters said it was a challenge to make sure everyone was out because this building is so big.All of the residents – mostly veterans – have been displaced.The cause of the fire is under investigation. “Our thoughts are with the victim this morning. We’re proud of Tpr Hagerty and grateful to all who responded and assisted,” State police tweeted.

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. —

A trooper rescued a resident from an overnight fire early Tuesday at a veteran’s assisted living facility in Middleborough.

The fire broke out at about 1 a.m. in the large West Grove Street building, which houses about 13 people.

State Police said Trooper John Hagerty was on patrol when he spotted a fire in the building and was first at the scene. He found a ladder and was able get the man out through a window.

“He asked if anyone else was in the building. There was one person on the left side on the third floor. He threw a ground ladder that happened to be there and assisted the man out the window,” said Middleborough Fire Chief Lance Benjamino.

That man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious burns to his body. Hagerty was treated for smoke inhalation and released, state police said.

Ten other people were able to escape on their own. Firefighters said it was a challenge to make sure everyone was out because this building is so big.

All of the residents – mostly veterans – have been displaced.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

“Our thoughts are with the victim this morning. We’re proud of Tpr Hagerty and grateful to all who responded and assisted,” State police tweeted.