Holyoke firefighter injured while assisting with house fire on Linden St.

Hampden County

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A firefighter was taken to the hospital with a heat-related injury he suffered while assisting with a fire at a multi-family home on Linden Street Friday night.

Holyoke Fire Department Captain Kevin Cavagnac told 22News the fire at a 2.5 story home in the area was reported just before 7 p.m.

Crews arrived to find a fire on the second floor of the family home. A portion of Linden and Suffolk streets was closed during the fire.

The residents of the home were able to get out with no injuries reported. The injured firefighter was taken to the emergency room to be treated for a heat/fatigue-related injury. 

According to Cavagnac, the firefighter was treated and released and returned to work later that night.

The Red Cross assisted the families that were displaced.

A photo sent to our newsroom shows fire coming from the roof of the home and dark smoke filling the air as crews continue to work to control the fire. 

Holyoke firefighters worked for hours to put out the fire, which according to Captain Cavagnac had extended from the rear porches to the attic of the home.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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