Cigarette starts fire under porch of Springfield house

Flames could be seen under the front porch of a home on Carew Street

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – A still lit cigarette was the cause of a fire in Springfield Sunday.

The fire was in Springfield’s Hungry Hill neighborhood. Flames could be seen under the front porch of a home at 638 Carew Street.

Springfield Fire Spokesman Denis Leger determined the cause of the fire was the careless disposal of a cigarette. The flames were put out quickly, before the fire could do a lot of damage.