SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — Two people are without a place to live following an overnight fire at a mobile home in Springfield’s Boston Road neighborhood.
Dennis Leger, aide to the Springfield fire commissioner, told 22News that they were called to the fire at 54 Rest Way, just after midnight. Residents of the mobile home park told 22News that they heard fire trucks and came outside to see their neighbor’s home in flames.
“These buildings go up like a mach box!” neighbor Susie Wood said.
“The flames were going up, shooting up 30, 40 feet in the air,” Ken Collins said.
Leger told 22News that firefighters started working with one smaller-sized fire hydrant inside the mobile home neighborhood, but also needed to call in a second fire truck to tap into a larger fire hydrant a little farther away.
He also said firefighters had the flames out within about an hour of when they were called there, but not before the fire caused damage so severe that the home is no longer livable.
The two people who lived inside the home were able to make it out safely, and are now being helped by the Red Cross.
Leger told 22News that it’s likely that the cause of this fire will turn out to be from a cigarette getting thrown out in a bed inside the home.