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Several People Homeless After House Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — An early morning house fire forced five people from their home Tuesday.

Dennis Leger, aid to Fire Commissioner Joseph A. Conant, told ABC40 that the flames started in the basement of 13-16 Wigwam Place at around 1:16 a.m.

The five residents, all adults, were able to make it out of the house safely as the fire spread.

Flames and thick black smoke were seen shooting out of the roof of the two-story, two-family house.

According to Leger, two adults lived in the basement, where the most damage was done; two adults lived on the first floor, and one adult lived on the second floor of the house.

The fire caused at least $100,000 dollars worth of damage, but early estimates can hardly take into account what possessions were destroyed, Leger said.

The Springfield Arson squad is investigating to figure out the cause of the fire.

No injuries were reported and the Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents.

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