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Candle causes Springfield house fire, $70k in damage; 9 people displaced

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Fire crews battles flames at 105 Mass. Ave. in Springfield Tuesday afternoon. (MassLive) Fire crews battles flames at 105 Mass. Ave. in Springfield Tuesday afternoon. (MassLive)
The fire started on the top floor of a multi-family home on Mass. Ave. (SFD) The fire started on the top floor of a multi-family home on Mass. Ave. (SFD)
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

The Springfield Fire Department extinguished a fire in the city's Upper Hill neighborhood and the department's arson and bomb squad was on scene investigating shortly after.

Executive Aide to the Fire Commissioner, Dennis Leger, told CBS 3 that the fire was cause by a candle that was left unattended in the front room on the third floor. The fire caused $70,000 in damage. Nine people were displaced by the fire. 

Springfield firefighters responded to 105 Massachusetts Ave. at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday and were met with visible flames pouring from the top floor of the house.

Firefighters quickly got the blaze under control with assistance from the Springfield Fire Department's Ladder 3 and Ladder 8.

Springfield police, AMR and the American Red Cross are on scene assisting. Fire officials say the fire started on the top floor of the multi-family home.

Everyone, including pets, made it out of the home safely and there were no injuries. 

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