Updated video report: 6-year old boy killed, 4 injured at two alarm blaze in Orleans

Cape Cod Incidents/CWN

ORLEANS – A fire in Orleans has claimed the life of a 6-year-old boy. Fire officials responded to a call for smoke and fire in a residence at 177 Route 6A at about 8:40 Satruday night. On arrival, firefighters observed smoke and fire coming from the second floor of the 2 1/2-story building.

Firefighters learned at the scene that one person was unaccounted for. Chief Deering ordered a second alarm, drawing mutual aid from surrounding communities, and firefighters immediately made entry to conduct a search. They located a seriously injured boy, who was transported to an area hospital. Sadly the boy later succumbed to his injuries.

David Curran/Satellite News Service/CWN (used with permission)

Four other occupants were transported from the scene for medical care. One Orleans police officer was evaluated and released.

The fire was contained to the unit of origin and knocked down in about 20 minutes. While the fire is not suspicious, the exact cause remains under joint investigation by the Orleans Fire Department, Orleans Police Department, and State Police detectives assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s office and Cape & Islands District Attorney’s office.

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