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