WORCESTER, Mass. (AP)- Worcester officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire that damaged an apartment building and displaced 31 residents.
Firefighters were called to the four-story building on West Street just before 7 a.m. Saturday and rescued a couple from their burning third-floor apartment. Investigators believe the fire began in the kitchen of the couple's home.
None of the residents were hurt, but a firefighter suffered a minor injury. A cat died in the fire.
District Chief William O'Connell told The Telegram & Gazette that the building's smoke detectors worked and probably saved lives because many building residents were sleeping at the time.
Officials say there's about $100,000 worth of damage to the building.
The American Red Cross offered help with housing and other needs to the displaced residents.
© 2017 Cox Media Group.
Fire displaces 31 residents of Worcester apartment building
The Latest: Top pick Fultz shows off memorable suit jacket
Trump wants Jets owner, former Dodgers co-owner as US envoys
Philadelphia 76ers select Washington guard Markelle Fultz with No. 1…
Jordan Spieth shoots 63 to take lead in Travelers debut