Turners Falls home severely damaged following 3-alarm fire

Franklin County

TURNERS FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) – The Red Cross is helping at least four people after a fire damaged their two-family home in Turners Falls.

Turners Falls Deputy Chief Brian McCarthy told 22News everyone inside the house on 55 Park Street was able to get out. Two people were minorly injured but no one was taken to the hospital.

Crews were called to the home around 2:40 p.m. Sunday. According to McCarthy, roughly 10 departments responded and they were able to knock the fire down in about an hour.

The street remained closed for a few hours to make sure the fire would not restart.

The Deputy Fire Chief attributed the quick actions of the first crew that arrived, preventing the fire from completely destroying the home. However, he said there is significant fire and smoke damage on the second floor. McCarthy said fire crews also had the heat to contend with while getting the flames under control, but no firefighters were taken to the hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Massachusetts State Police. The Orange and Deerfield Fire Departments assisted in the fire.

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