Fire at apartment building in Springfield leaves 5 people homeless

The fire is estimated to have caused over $150,000 in damage

Photo Courtesy: Alena Conrad
Photo Courtesy: Dennis Leger, Sprinfield Fire Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Firefighters in Springfield put out a fire in a three-story apartment building Sunday morning.

The fire started at 22 Mattoon Street just after 8 a.m. Sunday. According to Springfield Fire Department spokesperson Dennis Leger, the fire was extinguished quickly.

Leger said that no one was injured in the fire, but five residents were displaced. The Red Cross is providing assistance for them.

The fire is estimated to have caused over $150,000 in damage. The cause was later determined to be an electrical issue.

Photo Courtesy: Dennis Leger, Sprinfield Fire Department