WARWICK, Mass. (AP) — A small Massachusetts town is grieving after a woman and her four children were killed in a house fire.
The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/2msYN7C) dozens of churchgoers gathered at the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Warwick for an emotional Sunday service.
The five victims perished in a fire that reduced their home to rubble early Saturday morning. Two other family members escaped with non-life threatening injuries.
Fire officials have not identified the victims or survivors. They say the cause of the blaze is likely a wood stove in the kitchen and accidental in nature.
Over a dozen area fire departments helped battle the blaze, but crews were hampered by bitter cold temperatures and the challenges of drawing water to battle fires in the rural town, which has no fire hydrants.