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Chelmsford teen engulfed in flames, dies at hospital

June 24, 2015

CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts teenager who became engulfed in flames at his home has died of his injuries at a Boston hospital.

A spokesman for Chelmsford police say the 17-year-old boy was engulfed in flames as he ran from his home at about 5:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Deputy Police Chief Dan Ahern tells The Sun of Lowell (http://bit.ly/1LtWRBY ) that the boy was flown to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and died at about 3 p.m.

His name was not made public.

It was not clear what caused the fire. Ahern says a hazardous materials team was called to the scene to investigate flammable liquids.

Officials say the boy was a junior at Chelmsford High School. The school committee began its Tuesday night meeting with a moment of silence.

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Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, http://www.lowellsun.com

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