SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A firefighter had to be taken to the hospital for an injury suffered while working to put out a fire at a multi-family house in the city’s Liberty Heights neighborhood.
Dennis Leger, aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner, told 22News that five people have been forced out of the home at 88-90 Melville Street. He says that the fire started in a first-floor bedroom at around 10:40 A.M.
A cat was killed in the fire. Leger said that a firefighter was taken to the hospital for treatment of a cut.
The Red Cross is helping the two first floor residents and the three second floor residents.
The Springfield Arson Squad is now looking into what caused the fire.