8 people forced out by electrical fire in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – (WWLP) – Springfield fire investigators say an overloaded power strip started a fire that forced eight people out of a two-family home in Springfield’s Mason Square section Monday night.

Springfield Fire Department spokesman Dennis Leger said the fire started in a third floor bedroom at 32-34 Dawes Street at about 6:25 p.m. Monday.

“Eight people are displaced,” Leger told 22News, “The fire damage was on the top floor, and there was extensive water damage to the lower two floors.  No one can stay there.”

Leger said the fire started in an overloaded power strip. No one was hurt.

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