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Photos: Comrades and neighbors pay tribute to Worcester Fire Lt. Jason Menard

Firefighters lined the streets as Lt. Menard's hearse traveled from Worcester to the chief medical examiner’s office in Boston Wednesday.

The city of Worcester is reeling once again this week after a firefighter died and three others were injured as they battled a four-alarm blaze that engulfed a triple-decker home early Wednesday morning.

Lt. Jason Menard, 39, was killed as he and his crew from Ladder 5 searched the third floor at 7 Stockholm St. for a resident with a baby reportedly trapped in the flames, Worcester Fire Chief Michael Lavoie said.

Menard’s body was driven from Worcester to the chief medical examiner’s office for an autopsy in Boston Wednesday. Firefighters and mourners lined the streets of both cities to honor Menard as the procession passed.

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A hat and fire fighting uniform lay on the ground before a procession for fallen Worcester firefighter Lt. Jason Menard passes outside of the Worcester Fire Department Wednesday.

People embrace after the procession passes outside of the Worcester Fire Department.

Firefighters make their way outside for the procession in Worcester.

A man stops his car to get out and place flowers beside the firefighting gear left in honor of Lt. Menard.

Tow truck drivers position an American flag for the procession.

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People embrace after the procession passes outside of the Worcester Fire Department.

Firefighters stand at attention as the procession passes.

Firefighters are seen through the window of the hearse carrying Lt. Menard.

People embrace after the procession.

People embrace after the procession.

Flowers rest on a fire truck as firefighters line a route for the procession outside of the Worcester Fire Department.

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