Two dead after Southwick house fire

Hampden County

Two adults have died following a fire at 13 Bugbee Road Saturday morning.

According to State Fire Marshall Peter Ostroskey, the fire occurred at 6:22 a.m. in the one family home.

Southwick Fire Chief Russ Anderson said just six minutes after arriving, flames were coming out of the front windows and door of the home.

When our 22News crew first arrived, we saw smoke billowing miles away from Bugbee Road.

Chief Anderson couldn’t confirm who lived in the house, but neighbors who declined to speak on camera told 22News they think a young family lived there.

Chief Anderson told 22News the house here at 13 Bugbee road in Southwick is a total loss.

Southwick received assistance from Westfield Fire as well as the Suffield and Granby, Connecticut fire departments. 

Chief Anderson noted that the cause of the fire is still unknown, saying, “The fire was very active and heavy through the whole structure, but at this point we’re trying to figure out what happened and try to figure out what’s going on.”

Southwick police and fire officials and State Police with the State Fire Marshal’s office are investigating the incident. 

The victims’ identities will be released by the Hampden DA’s office once the medical examiner has completed formal identification.

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