Dog dies in house fire on Hayden Ave. in Springfield

One person who lives in the house was able to escape

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Firefighters put out a fire on Sunday at a home in the McKnight neighborhood of Springfield.

Springfield Fire Department Spokesman Dennis Leger told 22News, firefighters were called to 85 Hayden Avenue just before 5:30 p.m. for a fire in a single family home.

Leger said the fire started on the second floor. One person who lives in the house was able to escape, but a dog died in the fire.

The vacant building next door was also damaged.

Firefighters are still trying to figure out what caused the fire.