Former Firefighter Found Dead in Two-Alarm Weston Fire

A 69-year-old man who died in a two-alarm fire in Weston early Friday morning was a former firefighter for the town, WBZ News reports.

Emergency crews reached the home at 702 Wellesley St. around midnight, reporting a structure fully engulfed in flames upon their arrival.

“There wasn’t anything the guys could do when they got here,” Chief David Soar told WCVB-TV. “They tried to make an interior attack, and they got pushed back by the fire. They knock[ed] the fire down to get inside, and that’s when we discovered the body.”

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The victim, Ross Giamo, was reportedly found trapped inside an apartment on the upper level of a detached garage.

WBZ reports that the state fire marshal’s office has determined the fire was caused by the failure of a “heavy-duty extension cord.”