Two people taken to hospital after unattended cooking in Springfield

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass, (WWLP) – Two residents were taken to the hospital after a small kitchen fire in Springfield Sunday night.

Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad Commander Captain Brian Tetreault told 22News a 13-year-old teenager and a 42-year-old woman were taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.

Captain Brian Tetreault said around 7:43 p.m., firefighters were called to 2 Lebanon Place for a report of a kitchen fire and were able to put it out.

The Springfield Arson & Bomb Squad determined that an unattended pan of cooking oil on the stove was the cause of the fire.

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