Six homeless after early morning Florence St. fire

The Red Cross is helping the six residents find another place to stay

Photo by: Dennis Leger

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Six people are without a place to stay after a fire in Springfield early Saturday morning.

Springfield Fire Spokesman Dennis Leger told 22News that firefighters were called to 28 Florence Street just before 12:30am Saturday morning for a house fire.

Luckily everyone living at 28 Florence Street got out safely, and are in the care of the Western Massachusetts Emergency Disaster Team, who will find them a place to stay this weekend along with money for food and to replace some of what they’ve lost in the fire.

Fire department spokesman Dennis Leger told 22News that an injured firefighter was rushed to the hospital. He’s expected to be okay.

Leger said the fire began on the first floor, in the living room. There’s no word yet how it started.