4 Springfield residents forced out after kitchen fire destroys St. James Ave. home

Hampden County

Four people will have to find another place to stay after a large fire tore down a two and a half story home on St. James Avenue early Sunday evening. 

Springfield fire officials told 22News crews were called to 180 St. James Ave., where they found a “large volume of fire” on the first floor of the home around 5:28 p.m. 

Fire Department Spokesman Dennis Leger said the fire gutted the first floor with the second floor receiving fire, heat and smoke damage. 

Leger added that the fire appeared to have started in the first-floor kitchen area. 

No injuries were reported. 

The Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad are looking into the cause of the house fire.

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