Rockland woman dies after clothing catches fire while cooking


ROCKLAND, Mass. ( – A 71-year-old Rockland woman is dead following a fire that occurred on Market Street Tuesday.

Following an investigation, fire officials said the fire at 644 Market St. began in the kitchen. The victim, later identified as Mary Gammon, died after her clothing caught fire from an open flame on the stove.

The fire was ruled accidental.

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan urged residents, especially those over 65 who are more at risk, to be careful while cooking.