HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Crews worked to put out a house fire in Holyoke early Tuesday morning.
Holyoke Fire Department Captain Kevin Cavagnac told 22News, crews were called to 245 West Franklin Street at 12:15 a.m. where they saw an attic of a two-family house was on fire. There were five residents who were able to safely exit, however, a dog died from smoke inhalation.
Cavagnac said the fire was difficult to access from the interior, so crews worked to put out the fire from the exterior which took about an hour. The second floor and attic resulted in extensive damage.
With help from the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Holyoke Fire Department Investigators determined the cause of the fire to be careless disposal of smoking materials.