6 families without home after fire on Bancroft Street in Springfield

Hampden County
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Multiple families have to find somewhere else to stay after a fire on Bancroft Street in Springfield Monday morning.

Springfield Fire Department spokesman Dennis Leger told 22News no injuries were reported in the fire, which started just before 10:00 a.m. at a six-family home at 21 Bancroft Street.

When our 22News crew got there, we could see flames coming from the top and side of the three-story building. Leger said it is believed that the fire started on the top floor.

A neighbor told 22News she witnessed the fire.

“When I got there, I saw massive fire,” Evelyn Rivera said. “It looks like a big fire, there’s six families in there, six families, and they all have kids.”

22News spoke with another neighbor, Divani Lopez, who said the fire isn’t the only disaster some people living in the building have had to face– some of them relocated there after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.

West Springfield Fire Department sent in firefighters to help put out the fire.

The American Red Cross is helping the victims who can’t return to their home. The Springfield Fire and Arson Squad is working to determine the cause of the fire.

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