Two Rescued In Berlin Fire; Home Destroyed In Thursday Blaze

A female occupant of the home at 117 Branch Street is pictured being treated at the bottom of a ladder with the burning home pictured. Photo by Steve Green

BERLIN — Two people, including a 6-year-old child, were rescued from their burning home on Branch Street last night.

Units of the Berlin Police Department responded to a residential fire on Branch Street in Berlin around 6 p.m. Thursday. Police immediately determined two individuals were trapped inside, and responding officers noticed a child’s hand visible through a window. Officers forcibly entered the residence and were able to remove the child through the window. The child was turned to Berlin Fire Company emergency responders.

Officers alerted firefighters there was an adult female inside and gave her last known location in the house. She was removed by fire personnel and was seen being treated on the scene and rushed to Atlantic General Hospital.

One Berlin police officer was also transported to AGH for injuries sustained as well. The fire is under investigation by the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office.

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