Five family members among victims of deadly Lowell fire

A man, his girlfriend, and three of their five children were killed, as was another woman who was trying to save her dog.

The three-alarm fire broke out in a nine-unit apartment building on Branch Street early today, according to a spokeswoman.

Fire is state’s deadliest in 2 decades

Investigators will review the alarm system in the Lowell building where seven people were killed in an early morning fire.

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Scenes from the Lowell fire

The deadly blaze destroyed an apartment building amid a “chaotic and confusing” scene in the predawn hours.

Cambodian group rallies around Lowell fire victims

A Cambodian community group will hold a vigil to mourn victims from the fire that left seven people dead.

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Andrew Dreyfus,  CEO of Blue Cross  Blue Shield of  Massachusetts.

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