4-alarm house fire on Elmwood Avenue in Longmeadow

Multiple frozen fire hydrants

LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Firefighters were called to put out a 4-alarm house fire on Elmwood Avenue in Longmeadow Friday morning.

Longmeadow Fire Captain Andrew Fraser told 22News the house, located at 50 Elmwood Avenue, was fully engulfed in flames when they got there. Fraser said cold temperatures posed a challenge to firefighters, as multiple fire hydrants were frozen.

Town Manager Stephen Crane told 22News everyone made it out of the home safely. The call for the fire came in just after 7:30 in the morning. An hour later, crews were still working to put out the fire. Multiple fire departments, including Springfield Fire Department, were called in to help Longmeadow firefighters.

Crane said even though firefighters had issues with frozen hydrants, they were able to contain the fire and keep it from spreading to nearby homes.

Elmwood Avenue, as well as Meadowbrook Road, Warren Terrace, and Briarcliff Road were temporarily closed to drivers.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.