Elderly man killed in overnight Springfield house fire, wife escaped with burn injuries

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An elderly man was killed in a house fire on Montmorenci Street in Springfield early Tuesday morning. 

Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad Commander Captain Brian Tetreault told 22News calls about the early morning house fire came in around 1:30 a.m. The fire was able to spread throughout the interior of the two and a half story single-family house on Montmorenci Street. 

Capt. Tetreault said the elderly man’s wife was able to get out of the burning house safely but suffered a burn to her hand. The man’s name has not been released. 

A 22News crew in the area reported at least seven fire trucks and multiple ambulances on the street as fire crews worked to extinguish the fire. Montmorenci St. was closed for a while but has since reopened. 

Investigators believe the fire started as the result of an accident. 

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