One person is dead and another hospitalized in Rochester fire

One person is dead and another hospitalized in Rochester fire. (David Curran)

One person is dead and another had to be hospitalized following a fire in Rochester.

The fire broke out around nine Sunday morning in the house on Walnut Plain Road.

A 62-year-old male was found unresponsive, and after lifesaving efforts was transferred to Tobey hospital where he was pronounced dead.

He was identified as Richard Cutcliffe.

It grew to two alarms before firefighters were finally able to get the upper hand.

Several fire departments responded to the fire including Rochester, Marion, Wareham and Middleboro.

Another person was rushed to the hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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