Residents escape burning house on Highland Avenue in Ludlow

Hampden County

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Fifteen people are without a home after a fire at a multi-family home on Highland Avenue in Ludlow Monday night.

According to the Ludlow Fire Department, firefighters were called to 83 Highland Avenue at 8:52 p.m. for a fire at the rear of the building. Crews were able to quickly control the fire and prevent it from spreading to nearby homes. All occupants of the home were able to safely get out with no injuries.

The back porch, back of the home, and a detached garage suffered the most fire damage. Fifteen people lived in the multi-family home and are currently being assisted by the Red Cross.

Photos sent into our newsroom show the multi-family home completely engulfed in flames and smoke. Additional photos show the fire under control. Wilbraham Fire, Ludlow Police, and Westover Fire all assisted with the fire.

The cause of the fire has not been determined yet. The Ludlow Fire Department, Ludlow Police, and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Fire Marshall’s Office are investigating the fire.

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