WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Two people are homeless after firefighters put out another fire in Westfield Wednesday night, this one a two family house on 45 Pleasant Street.
According to Westfield Police Department, Officer Steve Gonglik, the fire started around 7:12PM. The wind played a huge factor in making the fire difficult to control.
Westfield Deputy Fire Chief James Cane told 22News they believe the fire started on the first floor near the fire place.
The State Fire Marshal will take over this investigation and find out exactly what started this massive fire.
Pleasant Street was blocked off to traffic from West Silver Street to Bush Street for about 4 hours. The house is heavily damaged.
Neighbors told 22news at one point the entire house was engulfed in smoke. They also said it appeared the owners of the house were doing a lot of construction work.
Rafael Ayala of Westfield told 22News, "I thought they were working on the house, but it was a lot worse, but the fire department got here quick and they were able to shut it down quick."
"A little worried it would catch other houses," said Stephanie of Westfield. "I noticed they were doing some things. I know that they just redid the whole fence. Yeah. They were putting some work into the house, so that's really sad."
No injuries have been reported.
First fire in Westfield happened around 5:00PM on Notre Dame and Elm Street in the North Side of Town, this Pleasant Street fire is on the South Side of Town.