Shrewsbury Mass

2 Children when killed in apt fire

On June 1st 1999 2 young children ages 4 !/2 and 1 1/2, were
killed when a halogen lamp fell onto the bed they where sleeping.

Many neighbors and police and fire officials where driven back by the heat. the fire was called in to fire 911 at 940 pm est. First arriving personnel found heavy fire showing out the basement apt windows.

Rescue attempts were made but to no avail. Both children's body were found still in bed. The parents had left the apt to do laundry across the hall.

After investigation by the state fire marshall it was found to be caused by the lamp being knocked over onto the mattress.

Robert Ljunggren
Shrewsbury Fire Dept