Fire Claims 2 Lives on Madison Avenue

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By Josh Resnek

A fast spreading three alarm fire that engulfed a multi-family home on Madison Avenue Sunday night has claimed two lives.

Fire authorities say the fire may have started on the second floor, which is where two women who died had apparently been living.

Residents on the third floor interviewed by authorities said they heard an explosion that was followed swiftly by massive flames and thick smoke.

They told officials they felt lucky to escape and that it was a split second of time that was the difference between life and death for them.

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Large Crowd Attends Baxter Time in Woburn

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Everett Fire Fighter Thad Baxter’s “bunker jacket” hung on the wall at the doorway at the Woburn American Legion Post 101. Shown above is Lori Rankin, who was one of the many guests last Friday evening.

Leader Staff Report

More than 200 men, women and children, the friends of the late Thaddeus Baxter, attended a fundraising event for his family.

About 50 fire fighters with their spouses and girlfriends or family members and friends of the Baxter’s got together en masse at the American Legion Hall 101 in Woburn for the evening affair which took place Saturday.

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Everett Firefighter Thad Baxter Dies Unexpectedly at the Age of 43

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By Josh Resnek

Cafasso’s Funeral home will be packed to capacity Wednesday for the wake of Thaddeus Baxter, Jr.

Visiting hours are 4-8.

He will be buried with full military honors Thursday morning following a funeral mass in St. Charles Barromeo Church in Woburn.

Interment in Woburn’s Woodbrook Cemetery will follow.

One of Everett’s best known and highly respected firefighters died unexpectedly on November 9.

Mr. Baxter was 43.

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