Porch fire in Springfield intentionally set

Trash and garbage set on fire on wooden porch on Armory Street

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The tenants living in a four story brick apartment building in Springfield were probably asleep and unaware of the danger when someone set fire to clothing and trash on a wooden porch early Sunday morning.

Springfield Fire Department spokesman Dennis Leger told 22News, there was nothing accidental about the porch fire at 9 Armory Street in the Liberty Heights neighborhood.

It’s been Leger’s experience that fires on wooden porches accelerate the danger, but firefighters put this one out quickly.

The arson squad is now looking for who set the fire. If you can help the arson squad with information, call them at 787-6370.

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