Dog died after a house fire on Sumner Avenue in Springfield

Arson and Bomb Squad is investigating the cause

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Image Courtesy: Springfield Fire Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Firefighters in Springfield put out a house fire on one of the city’s busiest streets, late Thursday afternoon.

Report It photo sent by Robert Pettazzoni
Report It photo sent by Robert Pettazzoni

Dennis Leger, aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner, told 22News the fire started in a second floor bedroom at 618 Sumner Avenue around 3:38 p.m Thursday. The house is located between the “X” and the intersection of Sumner Avenue and White Street.

Leger said the American Red Cross is helping 3 adults and 5 children find some place to stay Thursday night; 4 lived on the first floor and 4 lived on the second floor. No one was hurt, but he said a dog was killed in the fire.

Heavy smoke could be seen coming from the three-story white house, and was visible from the 22News Springfield Skycam atop Monarch Place.

The Arson and Bomb Squad is investigating the cause of the fire.

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