7 people hospitalized after Brockton’s second major fire this week

This is a photo of the building that burned in a fire early in the morning on Feb. 12, 2023. (WLNE)

BROCKTON, Mass. (WLNE) — Seven people were hospitalized following the second major fire in Brockton this week.

Brockton Fire Department’s Chief Brian Nardelli said that just before 1 a.m. on Sunday, first responders were called about a building fire at 25 Central Square.

In a second call, first responders learned there were multiple people trapped on the third floor of the building.

Upon arrival, firefighters saw several people hanging from windows on the third floor.

First responders recused five people using ground ladders and two people using the stairs.

Nardelli said seven people were taken to the hospital. Six people were reported to be in stable condition. The seventh person, a teenager, is in critical condition.

No additional victims were found. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This is the second major fire the city of Brockton has seen this week.

Tuesday morning, a transformer fire forced an evacuation at Brockton Hospital.

On Friday, the hospital said on their website that 176 patients were evacuated and taken to different facilities.

At this time, the hospital remains closed. It is still unclear when, or if, the patients will return to the Brockton hospital.

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