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Fire Breaks Out at Vacant Holyoke Home

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — Firefighters are still working to determine a cause of a large fire late Saturday afternoon in Holyoke.

Holyoke Fire Lt. Thomas Paquin says firefighters were called to 226 West Franklin Street just before 6:00 p.m.

When crews arrived, Paquin adds that they found fire coming from the first floor, as well as out of the attic of the two and a half story home.

Crews were able put out the fire, but discovered that the home was vacant.

No injuries were reported and the cause remains under investigation.

Paquin notes that smoke detectors in the home were not operational.


  • bagpip

    That’s suspicious. Probably a greedy landlord who wants his insurance money instead of tenants. But in Holyoke?? Who can blame him?