Firefighter Jim Rice, a 11-year veteran of the department, has died from injuries suffered while fighting the three-alarm blaze on Hancock Street on Friday afternoon.
Peabody Fire Chief Steve Pasdon said Rice was injured between the first and second floors fighting the fire, which was reported at 1:24 p.m. Shortly after firefighters entered the building, there was a report of a firefighter down.
Fire crews were able to rescue Rice from the building and he was taken to North Shore Medical Center where he died later from his injuries.
A Peabody, Mass. firefighter has died from injuries sustained in a three-alarm fire.
James Rice, 46, was battling a fire on Friday that occurred at 5 Hancock Street. The North Shore Medical Center confirmed Rice had passed away at Salem Hospital.
A Peabody firefighter has died while battling a three-alarm fire at a multi-unit building on Hancock Street.
James Rice, 42, died in the fire at 5 Hancock St., according to the Peabody Fire Department.
Peabody firefighter died this afternoon while responding to a three-alarm fire in this North Shore city, according to a hospital spokeswoman and a state official with knowledge of the investigation..
State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Peabody officials are planning to meet with reporters tonight to discuss the incident.
According to a spokeswoman for the North Shore Medical Center, Firefighter James Rice died at the Salem hospital today. He was 42 years old, the spokeswoman said.