INDIAN ORCHARD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire Department worked to put out a house fire on 186 Oak Street in Indian Orchard on Wednesday.
Our 22News crews were at the fire and can see smoke coming from the roof. A third alarm has been called for the fire. According to Springfield Fire Captain Drew Piemonte, the fire started in the attic of the house. No injuries were reported but six people are without a home due to the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross.
Springfield Fire Commissioner B.J. Calvi told 22News that they received the report of the house fire around 10:00 a.m., with heavy fire in the attic. There was a dead fire hydrant in the area that they could not use. When crews were trying to put out the fire, a mayday was declared for two firefighters that were trapped after part of the ceiling came down. They had to be dug out, but are now safe.
The fire has been put out and no injuries were reported. The Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad is investigating the cause of the fire. There is significant damage to the home. 22News will continue to update this story as soon as more information becomes available.