Springfield firefighter taken to Boston hospital for serious burn injuries

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield firefighter is spending their Christmas Eve in the burn unit of a Boston hospital after being trapped in a house fire early Thursday morning. 

The fire broke out around 3 a.m. at a home Pennsylvania Avenue in Springfield. 

Firefighter injured, two without a home after fire on Pennsylvania Avenue in Springfield

According to Springfield fire officials, two firefighters had become trapped in the burning home while fighting the fire. One of the firefighters was rushed to the burn center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. 

No other serious injuries were reported, but the house was a total loss. 

The two people who lived there are being assisted by the Red Cross. 

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