Arson suspected as cause of Springfield porch fire

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Suspected arson as the cause of a late afternoon fire on Union Street in Springfield’s Mason Square neighborhood.

Here’s what we know from Springfield Fire Department spokesman Dennis Leger. Firefighters quickly put out a porch fire at 745 Union Street. The arson squad suspects someone may have set the porch on fire.

The fire was put out so quickly the flames didn’t have time to spread into the house. As a result the house is safe enough for the family to remain there.

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