Woman taken to hospital following Easthampton house fire

Dog rescued from burning home on West Street

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A woman had to be taken to the hospital following a fire at her Easthampton home Tuesday afternoon.

Easthampton Fire Chief David Mottor told 22News that woman is the only resident of the home at 12 West Street. The chief said that a police officer was able to rescue the woman’s dog from the house.

She was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital to be treated for breathing in too much smoke. The Easthampton Fire Department says one firefighter had a minor shoulder injury as a result of the fire.

Mottor said that the cause of the fire is not known at this time, but the woman told firefighters that she had candles burning in the house before the fire started.

West Street was closed for hours between Northampton Street and Meadowbrook Drive while firefighters worked. The road has since re-opened.