Springfield firefighter taken to hospital after attic fire on Rochelle St.

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A firefighter was taken to the hospital and two people are without a home after an attic fire on Rochelle Street late Wednesday afternoon. 

According to Springfield Fire Department’s Arson and Bomb Squad Captain Brian Tetreault, crews were called to 90 Rochelle St. around 4:20 p.m. to find a fire on the roof and attic of a home.  

The fire was quickly put out and it caused $15,000 in damage. 

The firefighter who was taken to an area hospital suffered unknown injuries. The two men who lived in the home will not be able to return and will stay with relatives, Capt. Tetreault said. 

Investigators determined the cause to be an electrical malfunction in the homes solar panel system. 

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