Kimball Towers evacuated during early morning fire in Springfield

Between 50 and 60 people were evacuated from the building

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One man will need to find a temporary place to stay after a fire early Saturday morning in Springfield.

Springfield Fire Department spokesperson Dennis Leger told 22News firefighters were called to the Kimball Towers apartment building at 140 Chestnut Street just before 5 o’clock Saturday morning.

When firefighters arrived, they evacuated between 50 and 60 people from the building as smoke was filling up the apartment. They were allowed to reenter the building about an hour later.

According to Leger, the fire started in the man’s kitchen. The Red Cross will help him find a temporary place to stay.

The Kimball Towers building was formerly known as the Kimball Hotel, which is part of the Apremont Triangle Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

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