2 fires reported in Springfield within 10 minutes

Truck tires behind Rick’s Auto Body caught fire

Courtesy of Springfield Fire Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s been a busy day for firefighters in western Massachusetts, especially in Springfield where there were at least five reported fires in two days.

On Tuesday, Dennis Leger, aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner, informed 22News of two house fires, one on Crosby Street and another on White Street, and a large brush fire near the rail road tracks next to Verge Street. All three fires happened within an hour of each other. Leger said the Ludlow Fire Department was called in to help.

Then, Wednesday afternoon, there was a fire on Mooreland Street at a three family house. Leger said the fire started on the third floors rear porch around 3:34 p.m. He said the cause of the fire was the careless disposal of a cigarette, and caused almost $5,000 worth of damage.

About 10 minutes after the fire on Mooreland Street was reported, firefighters were called to a large brush fire behind Rick’s Auto Body on Pasco Road. Leger said four fire engines were called in to control the fire. Truck tires behind the building even caught fire.

No one was reported hurt in any of these fires. Some of the fires are still under investigation

It is currently brush fire season in western Mass., which will last until about April. The dry air and strong winds is fuel for the brush fires. Click Here for fire safety tips and ways to prevent brush fires.

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