People from 5 apartments homeless after fire on Union St. in Springfield

Hampden County
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People from five apartments are now without a place to stay after a fire in Springfield Tuesday morning.

Springfield Fire Spokesperson Dennis Leger told 22News, at 10:17 a.m. firefighters were called to a five story apartment building at 304 Union Street.

Leger said the two alarm fire in apartment 2C was quickly put out after it started in a bedroom and impacted five floors of the apartment building.

No one was injured, but one firefighter was taken to Baystate Medical Center as a precaution after they suffered a cut on their head.

The fire caused $80,000 in damage.

The Red Cross is assisting those who were left without a place to stay. 

Union Street was closed at School and High Streets while crews worked for several hours while crews worked. 

The Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad is investigating the cause of the fire. 

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