Springfield firefighters battle 3 fires in less than 12 hours - FOX Carolina 21

Springfield firefighters battle 3 fires in less than 12 hours

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The fire department handled three fires on Sunday morning in the span of just over 10 hours.

The most serious fire involved a woman who was sent to the hospital.

Dennis Leger, executive aide to Springfield Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant, told CBS 3 that a 44-year-old woman had to be pulled from the floor of her bedroom just after midnight.

She was taken to Baystate Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation, and she has since been transferred to Mass General in Boston.

Leger said the fire at the apartment on St. James Avenue was contained to the kitchen, but caused about $15,000 in damage.

While the fire did not spread, the smoke did reach other units in the complex.

About four hours later, firefighters were called to Oak Grove Avenue for a porch fire.

The fire was contained to the porch area and the outside walls, but Leger said the house still suffered $15,000 in damage.

The arson and bomb squad is calling it a set fire.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Arson and Bomb Squad at 413-787-6370.

Then, just after 10:30 a.m., firefighters were called to Puritan Circle.

Leger said that fire, which started in the second-floor bedroom, was electrical in nature.

It was quickly extinguished, but not before causing $20,000 in damage.

There were no injuries in either the Oak Grove Avenue or Puritan Circle fires.

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