10 homeless following arson fire in Springfield

Fire could be seen shooting from the roof of the home early Monday morning

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire Department’s Arson and Bomb Squad is investigating a fire that destroyed a home in Springfield Monday morning.

Flames ripped through the multi-family house at 388-392 Walnut Street, leaving 10 people homeless, and according to fire department spokesperson Dennis Leger, firefighters believe this fire was set intentionally.

Fire could be seen shooting from the roof of the home around 1:00am Monday. Police and investigators closed down Walnut Street between Alden and Marshall Streets while the Arson and Bomb Squad worked to figure out who started the fire, and why. The roadway has since reopened.

The Red Cross is helping the 10 people left without a home. Police are asking anyone with information on this case to call (413) 787-6370.

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