Red Cross assisting five Springfield residents after kitchen fire on Bancroft St.

Hampden County

Photo: Springfield Fire Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Five people were forced out of their home after a kitchen fire on Bancroft Street Thursday night. 

According to Springfield fire officials, crews were called to 86 Bancroft St., where they found a fire in the kitchen ceiling on the second floor of the house around 8:20 p.m. 

Captain Brian Tetreault told 22News the fire was quickly put out with no injuries. It caused $30,000 in damages. 

The Red Cross is assisting the five residents without a home after the fire. 

Investigators determined the cause to be an electrical malfunction.

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