WORCESTER, Massachusetts (MassLive) – There was no peace in Worcester’s Main South neighborhood on Sunday morning, as flames consumed a Lowell Street apartment building, clergymen recalled Saturday morning.
Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy ran into the building with his colleagues, amid the confusion and flames.
Despite the intense training provided in the Worcester Fire Department, something went wrong.
Roy, a 36-year-old Shrewsbury resident, responded with fellow firefighters to 7 Lowell St. for a fire around 4 a.m. Sunday. He became trapped on the second floor and succumbed to his injuries after his colleagues pulled him from the burning building.
“What Chris did the other morning, of course it went way beyond the norm because this is what you do” as a firefighter, Rev. Walter Riley, the Worcester Fire Department Chaplain said during Roy’s funeral Mass.