An early morning fire destroyed the homes, cars and damaged nearby homes.
“We just came back to like look for animals that got out of the house,” said Ashley Deso.
Deso is looking for several dogs and cats. The family lost several other pets in the fire. Deso says coping with the fire is getting easier thanks to the help from neighbors.
“Now since I know everybody is already here for us and are supporting us through everything it feels a lot better than it did earlier,” said Deso.
Others who had their homes damaged were moving out items that weren’t destroyed, until they can make repairs and return.
“What were are gonna do, we are just gonna keep moving forward,” said Eve Lyse Delgavo.
According to Dennis Leger, aid to the Springfield Fire Commissioner, the fire started around 5 a.m. Wednesday. No one was hurt, but the suspicious fire is still under investigation.
The red cross is assisting the victims.