Springfield house fire sent heavy smoke through neighborhood

6 residents forced from their homes

Image Courtesy: Springfield Fire Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Firefighters in Springfield worked for hours to control a fire at a multi-family home in the city’s Forest Park neighborhood, and now six people have to find another place to live.

Dennis Leger, aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner, told 22News that no one was home at 36 Keith Street when the fire started Monday morning, and that no injuries were reported.

Flames could be seen coming from an attic area and a second story window, and the wind was blowing heavy smoke through the neighborhood. Leger said that the wind made the firefighting effort more difficult, as did the recent snowy conditions, which resulted in area hydrants being buried under the snow.

He said that the two people who live on the first floor and four people who live on the second floor have been forced from their homes as a result of the fire.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time, but the Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad is looking into it.