Several residents without a home after fire on Wolcott St. in Springfield

Hampden County
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Firefighters put out a house fire on Wolcott Street in Springfield Monday morning in frigid conditions.

Springfield Fire Comissioner Bernard Calvi told 22News when firefighters got to the home, they found a large fire on the third floor. All residents made it out safely.

Calvi said the weather was a challenge for firefighters, causing hoses to freeze and some firefighters to slip on the ice.

Executive Aide to the Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger told 22News the third floor was ‘gutted’ by fire and the first and second floors sustained water damage. Leger estimated the fire caused $95,000 in damage.

The American Red Cross is now helping the residents affected by the fire. 

Surrounding residential streets were temporarily closed as firefighters worked, but they have all been reopened. The Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad is looking into the cause of the fire.

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