Two people without a place to stay after house fire on Fenton Street in Agawam

Hampden County

Two people are without a place to stay after a house fire in Agawam Sunday morning.

Firefighters were called to a house fire on Fenton Street in Agawam just before 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

A photo sent to 22News by a viewer showed the Fenton Street home with flames and black smoke coming out of one of the windows and on the side of the home. 

“The house was evacuated, there was a fire on the second floor and we were the second engine in, the first engine was already inside putting water on it,”  said Lt. Marc Pereira of the Agawam Fire Department.

When our 22News crew got to the street they saw fire trucks from the Agawam Fire Department and a home that had been badly burned on part of the siding. However, there were no flames coming from the home.

According to the Agawam Fire Department, there was significant damage to the second floor and attic. It took firefighters just 20 minutes to put out the fire but three fire engines, one ladder truck and an ambulance were called in to assist.

“The cleanup process is what usually takes the most time, looking around for hot spots, spots that you missed, and then trying not to disturb the scene so the fire inspector has a clean area to work with,” said Lt. Pereira.

No injuries were reported but the two people living in the home are now displaced.

The State Fire Marshall and Agawam Fire Inspector are still looking into the cause of the fire.

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