Police: Man Rescued From St. Albans Fire Dies

By Joe Gullo

Published 07/31 2014 11:32AM

Updated 07/31 2014 06:20PM

POWNAL, Vt. - St. Albans Police say the man who they rescued from a fire early Wednesday morning has died.

Police and firefighters responded to an apartment fire on South Main Street in St. Albans at around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday. Police say they went inside after they heard 72-year-old Thomas Page, who has a disability, yelling for help.

The St. Albans Police Department were first on scene and carried him to safety. Page sustained burns to his back and arms.

The building, with 11 residents in four apartments, was also evacuated. Police say they had to smash windows and kick in doors to evacuate some of the sleeping occupants.

Officials say while they are still investigating, the fire is not considered to be suspicious.

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