June 2, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241
or 508 735-2981
SPENCER — A 57-year-old Spencer man and native of Poland was believed to have died this morning in a fire at his apartment, according to District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
A body believed to be that of of Zbigniew Waisk of 10 Cherry St., Apt. 5, was found by firefighters on the floor of Mr. Waisk’s apartment about 12:30 p.m. today.
Investigators believe the fire originated in Mr. Waisk’s apartment between 3 and 4 a.m.. All other residents of the two-story building, which contains six apartments, were able to safely escape the blaze.
When firefighters arrived they saw flames coming from the second-floor balcony. Firefighters broke through a locked internal door to access Mr. Waisk’s residence, but the apartment was fully engulfed in flames.
The building was deemed unsafe for recovery operations until noon when heavy equipment was brought in to assist.
The State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause of the blaze and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine a positive identification of the decedent and the cause of death.
There were no obvious signs of foul play, according to Mr. Early.
The fire remains under investigation by State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s office as well as the State Fire Marshall’s Office and Spencer Police and Fire.