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Westfield House Fire Knocked Down, Third One in 2 Days

Google Map of 23 Aldrich Drive in WestfieldWESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — It’s been a busy 2 days for the Westfield Fire Department who put out a third fire at a home in the city early this evening.

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.


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