Two taken to hospital after Chicopee apartment fire

Hampden County

Photo: Chicopee Fire Department

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Two people were taken to the hospital after an apartment fire on Springfield Street in Chicopee Tuesday evening.

Chicopee Fire Lt. Katie Kalbaugh told 22News the fire was contained to one apartment on the third floor. Firefighters were able to put it out quickly, but are still at the apartment building to make sure it stays out.

Fire crews were called to the apartment located at 2 Springfield Street for the working fire. The fire on the third floor was quickly extinguished upon arrival except for the apartment unit where the fire initially started.

All residents who had to evacuate were able to return to their apartments when the fire was out.

Chicopee Police spokesman Mike Wilk said one officer was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after running into the building to make sure everyone was out. The extent of the other person’s injuries is unknown.

No further details were provided.

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