SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A multi-family home on Phoenix Terrace in Springfield has been torn down after being partially destroyed by a fire Monday afternoon.
Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger told 22News firefighters were called to 18 Phoenix Terrace just before 4:30 p.m. Monday. When firefighters got there, flames were shooting through the roof.
Leger said the house had been vacant for several years. He said firefighters order the demolition of buildings deemed unsafe for firefighters and neighboring property.
A section of Liberty Street was shutdown while firefighters worked to put out the fire.
The home next door also suffered some exterior damage. Firefighters are still working to determine if the business on the other side, International Auto Sales and Repair, also suffered damage.
The cause is currently unknown, but anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad office at 413-787-6370.
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