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Early Morning Fire Damages Dwelling in West Springfield

By NATE ARNOLD, Correspondent | June 14, 2020 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 061420105

An early morning fire displaced two residents from their home in the Mitteneague neighborhood of West Springfield at 5:45 a.m. on Sunday June 14, 2020
West Springfield fire fighters got the call just before six o'clock in the morning and could see the column of smoke from the fire even before they arrived on scene. Crews found heavy fire venting from the Charlie side first floor of this occupied two story single family dwelling and extending up into the second floor and attic space. A second alarm was sounded, bringing all on duty WSFD personnel to the scene and mutual aid from Springfield and Agawam for station coverage. The fire had gained possession of a significant portion of the building and forced fire fighters to switch between an interior attack and exterior attack before bringing the main body of fire under control.
Companies spent the better part of an hour and a half working to ensure the fire was completely extinguished. Neither resident required transport to the hospital and the cause of the fire remains under investigation by the WSFD Fire Investigation Unit and the State Fire Marshal's Office.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.