• Mother, son die in Lynn fire


    LYNN (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) A mother and son died in an early morning fire in Lynn on Saturday.

    The district attorney's office tells FOX 25 the first call came in at 5:30 a.m. about a fire at 15 McKinley Terrace.

    At a press conference on Saturday morning, the state fire marshal said 35 firefighters worked to put out the fire. The fire marshal added that heat was an issue on scene for firefighters,  and that the victims likely died from the heat. A medical examiner will determine a cause of death on Monday.

    Authorities say a man left the home, but rushed back in to save his mother who was recovering from hip replacement surgery. Firefighters found the two victims close to one another on the second floor of the home.

    Officials have not named the victims, but a neighbor identifies them as 68-year-old Norma Morse and 38-year-old Laurence Morse.

    There is currently no word as to what caused the fire, but officials say it is not considered suspicious. The fire remains under investigation.

    The Red Cross is assisting a mother and two teens who were displaced by the fire. They will be receiving emergency shelter and funds for food and clothing.

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