Residents of 6 apartments in Springfield relocated after gas leak

Hampden County
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The residents of six apartments in Springfield were relocated after a utilities room fire led to the discovery of a gas leak Friday.

According to Springfield Fire Department Spokesperson Dennis Leger, firefighters were called to Edgewater Apartments at 274 Plainfield Street at 4:26 p.m.

Leger said when firefighters arrived police had put out the fire with an extinguisher, but the cause of the fire was determined to be arcing electrical wires on a hot water heater with flames fed by a leaking natural gas supply hose. 

Six apartments were affected by the leak, and were relocated by Edgewater. 

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