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Fatal three-alarm fire in Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WHDH) - Firefighters knocked down a house fire in Cambridge that spread to a neighboring home and killed a woman early Wednesday morning.

The fire started around 3:30 a.m. in a triple-decker home at 240 Prospect Street.

The Cambridge fire chief said the woman was trapped on the second floor of the home, where investigators believe the fire began.

“That is a fear of mine. I have three small children. That is my worst fear right there. Especially breaking out that early in the morning,” said Deborah Dupont, neighbor.

The fire chief said rescue crews found a woman in her mid-30's unconscious on the floor.

“They found a victim on the second floor during that search unconscious on the floor. They removed her to the street. We are going to look at that area and try to piece it together. It would appear she did try to make an exit,” said Chief Gerald Reardon, Cambridge Fire Dept.

Six other people escaped and are getting help from the Red Cross.

There was no word on what caused the fire and it is under investigation.

“They are going through the building right now doing a forensic review of the structure. We need to determine the cause of this serious fire,” said Chief Dupont.

The victim has not yet been identified.

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