SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police blocked off a section of Acushnet Avenue Tuesday night while firefighters worked to control a house fire.
Springfield Police Captain Robert Strempek told 22News the fire at 42 Acushnet Avenue started around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday. He said the fire lieutenant told him the fire spread upwards through the walls of the two family home.
One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, Capt. Strempek said; They were conscious when they were taken away in an ambulance. No other injuries were reported.
Springfield Fire Spokesperson Dennis Leger said six people are being helped by the American Red Cross. He said the fire started in first floor kitchen and caused about $35,000 worth of damage.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Springfield Arson & Bomb Squad. Acushnet Avenue was blocked off from Main Street in Springfield’s South End while firefighters cleared the area.