29 people homeless after fire on Dwight Street in Holyoke

The disaster volunteers find the fire victims a temporary place to stay

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – All day the Western Massachusetts Red Cross disaster volunteer team has been helping the 29 people made homeless in a Holyoke tennement fire overnight. Fortunatetly no one was hurt

A red cross spokesman confirmed that 10 families need a place to live. They were driven out of their apartments at 912 Dwight Street.

Crews put out fire on Dwight Street in Holyoke

The disaster volunteers find the fire victims a temporary place to stay as well a providing them with the money to buy food and some of their belongings destroyed by the fire, but it’s fortunate no one was during the fire.

Because of the fire’s intensity it was necessary according to Holyoke Police Lt. Isais Cruz to close several streets in the vicinity of the damaged Dwight Street building.