Two Overnight Fires in Springfield Caused by Careless Disposals
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.