• Mass. fire officials report 2 fatal house fires


    STOW (AP) - Fire officials are reminding Massachusetts residents to make sure their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are working in the wake of two house fires.

    Spokeswoman Jennifer Mieth of the Department of Fire Services in Stow says a man died Friday in a house fire at 95 Beach View Drive in Winchendon and another fatal fire was reported early Saturday at 28 Glen Street in Holyoke.

    Mieth did not release the names of the victims.

    Investigators are focusing on accidental causes in each instance, and believe the Holyoke fire started near a woodstove.

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