Survivors of Lowell fire recount terrifying moments
“The city will never forget this tragedy,” Mayor Rodney Elliott said.
The heavy lifting, the life-saving, was over in minutes. The harder stuff, dealing with the aftermath, the dead, would go on much longer.
Residents displaced by the fire last Thursday face a series of struggles, leaders of support groups said.
Robert Downs, 72, was one of seven people killed in Thursday’s blaze.
Hundreds of people have lost their lives in the fatal blazes of past decades.
Those who had not made it out in the first wave found themselves trapped by flames in the hallway.
More than 300 people participated in a traditional Cambodian Buddhist mourning ritual.
Authorities plan to conduct a “long and thorough” investigation, including a forensic review of the alarm system in the building.