SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A fire that left 70 people homeless Saturday night and took six hours to put out re-lit Monday around 4:20 p.m.
2972 Main Street, which also lists 2964 Main Street and 6 Portland Street as addresses due to its size, is the four-story apartment building that was destroyed. The cause is believed to be arson.
Aide to the Fire Commissioner Dennis Ledger told 22News that smoldering embers are what caused the fire to start again.
Massive flames and smoke could be seen in West Springfield on Saturday and Sunday from this huge fire.
There were no injuries, but most residents lost everything from the original fire.
The Red Cross helped displaced residents in this fire, but are now over budget because it was the worst April the organization has seen in terms of fire.
Mary Nathan, the Regional Red Cross Response Manager, said on Sunday that this month "has really taxed our resources, our human resources, and we are way over what we would normally have budgeted for April."