WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A family dog was killed in a fire that left two people without a place to call home on Meadow Street in Westfield Friday night.
22News first learned about the house fire shortly after 4:30 p.m., when the Westfield Fire Department was called to 123 Meadow Street. According to Deputy Chief Patrick Kane, crews arrived to find heavy fire coming from the first floor of the single-family home.
Due to the age of the building, Deputy Chief Kane told 22News the fire was able to spread fast throughout the home. It took crews about 45 minutes to control the fire and prevent it from extending to a nearby commercial building.
The two residents of the home will have to find another place to stay. The fire causes about $120,000 in damage.
The cause of the house fire continues to be investigated by the Westfield fire and police departments as well as State Police. The Southwick Fire Department provided station coverage while crews worked on the fire.
During the fire, several areas surrounding Meadow Street were closed to traffic, including George Street, Dubois Street, and William Street.
Traffic has since returned to normal.