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Two Overnight Fires in Springfield Caused by Careless Disposals

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SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) — Firefighters in Springfield were kept busy in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

First, they worked quickly to put out a fire close to “the X” at 3:20 a.m.

Crews were called to a home at 496 White St., near the intersection with Standish St. Firefighters found the porch of a two-story house on fire.

Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger says the fire started from a careless disposal on that porch and it was quickly extinguished.

Nearly two hours later, Springfield Fire trucks responded to a home on 93 Whittier St., where a fire had started on a second-floor porch in the back of the home.

Firefighters controlled the fire shortly after they responded at 5:15 a.m. Leger says that fire was also caused by the careless disposal of a cigarette.

The Springfield Fire Department did not detail exactly how much damage was done at either location, but say it was not extensive.

Neither fire is being considered suspicious.