Westfield House Fire Knocked Down, Third One in 2 Days
Emergency personnel were notified of the situation at 5:32 p.m. and firefighters responded immediately to the house located at 23 Aldrich Drive.
It took crews only a short time to put the flames out according to Westfield Police Officer Stephen Gonglik.
Fire Deputy Chief, Patrick Kane told ABC40, “One person, a 15-year-old boy, was take to the hospital for a little smoke inhalation. I visited him at the hospital and he’s doing fine.”
The Red Cross has responded to assist the family.
The rear bedroom sustained a lot of damage and there was also a lot of heavy heat and smoke damage throughout the home.
It’s estimated repairs will cost upwards of $70,000. The Westfield Fire Department says the cause was electrical in nature.
Kane says they were able to rescue a cat out of the home as well.
Just yesterday night the Westfield Fire Department responded to 2 separate fires within a couple of hours of each other. One was on Notre Dame Street and the other was on Pleasant Street. In both those incidents no one was injured either.