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Kevin Cullen

Firefighters made plunge into ever-growing danger

Four adults and three children were killed Thursday morning in Lowell, in the deadliest blaze in the state in two decades. Early videos show the entire roof of the house on fire. It later collapsed.

Details of the fire

Two people found dead in third floor apartment:
Tina Christakos (38)
Unidentified man (approximately 70)
The third floor was destroyed by fire.

Massachusetts fires with 5 or more deaths

SOURCE: Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

CHIQUI ESTEBAN, PATRICK GARVIN, LUKE KNOX/GLOBE STAFF