Four people hurt in Northampton house fire

The fire started just at about 8 o’clock Sunday night

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP/AP) — Four people were taken to the hospital, including two firefighters, after a three-alarm fire destroyed a Northampton home.

Northampton Fire Chief Brian Duggan told 22News the fire started around 8 o’clock Sunday night at 107 Whittier Street. He said the time firefighters arrived, the single story, wood-framed home was fully involved. The residents had already escaped.

Duggan said the two firefighters sustained minor injuries, one for heat and the other for a fall. The other two people injured had non-life threatening injuries.

Public property records indicate 107 Whittier Street is a more than 3,000 square foot single family home that was built in 1986. Duggan estimated the cost of damage as high as $1 million when factoring in the cars that were destroyed, and the contents of the house.

Firefighters from Hadley, Amherst, Easthampton, Williamsburg, Westhampton and Greenfield also responded.

The cause is under investigation.

The Associated Press assisted in the report.

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