Investigation continues into Euclid Ave. house fire

euclid avenue fire thursday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – Investigators are scheduled to return to a Springfield home Thursday morning, where one person was killed in a fire.

The fire happened on Euclid Avenue, overnight into Wednesday morning.

After the flames were out, recovery crews found a body inside the severely damaged home.

The fire also forced 10 other victims out of the two family house.  The Red Cross is assisting those victims with emergency shelter, clothes, and food.

Springfield Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant told 22News that they used an excavator to dig through the debris, in an effort to search for the one person that was unaccounted-for.

Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Denis Leger told 22News an autopsy will be done on the person found.  Those autopsy results could take about two days, or longer.

Ledger also said the arson and bomb investigation team will be continuing their investigation Thursday morning to determine the cause of the fire.

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