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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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  • JACQUI

    attn: everyone.. the young man who save the families on 13-16
    wigwam place in springfield, last nite around 1:00.. lost his
    own children in a house fire 15yrs ago.. when someone called
    on the phone back then… he was downtown main street when he
    got the call.. and never made it in time to save his little
    girl and boy.. twins age 2 at that time.. and this young man
    has never been the same since then.. and all of a sudden GOD
    gave him another change and it was to save someone else.. isn’t that awesome.. he wasnt able to save his own childred but was allowed by GOD to save someone else… GOD is right on time… WOW!!