Third fire in Springfield Union Street building, all believed to be arson

The fires started in the hallways, believed to be piles of trash set on fire

Damage done by the first fire. Photo Courtesy: Springfield Fire Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield firefighters have been called to the same apartment building three times after multiple fires were intentionally set early Sunday morning.

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Damage done by the first fire. Photo Courtesy: Springfield Fire Department

Springfield Fire spokesman Dennis Leger told 22News that Firefighters were called to 282 Union Street just after midnight on Sunday for a fire in the first floor hallway. Firefighters were able to put out the flames quickly. Arson investigators determine the fire was intentionally set.

About two hours later, firefighters were called to the same building for a fire in the second floor hallway. According to Leger, someone had intentionally set a pile of trash on fire.

Third fire at 292 Union Street

Just after 11:00 AM, firefighters returned for a third fire on the other end of the building at 292 Union Street. Springfield Fire Spokesman Dennis Leger told 22News that the third fire was also a pile of trash that had been intentionally set on fire in the 4th floor hallway.

Anyone with information on these fires is being asked to call the Springfield Arson Squad at 787-6370.