One person killed in Haverhill fire; eighth person killed by fire in 2013, officials say

One person has died in a single-alarm fire in Haverhill, marking the eight fire fatality of the year.

At 11:30 a.m. firefighters responded to 41 Brickett Hill Circle, a residential building with four units, the Haverhill Fire Department said. No further information was available at the time.

The death came just a day after a Gloucester woman died in a two-alarm blaze in her home at 4 Windsor Lane. The cause of the Gloucester fire and the identification of the victim are still under investigation,m according to Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office.

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There were 37 fire fatalities in 2012, according to the state Department of Fire Services’ preliminary numbers.