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Electrical fire displaces several at Springfield apartment complex

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Springfield police were able to deter a potentially dangerous situation at the Edgewater Apartments on Plainfield Street Friday afternoon. 

Denis Leger, Executive Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner said just before 4:30 p.m. a utilities room fire was put out by police using an extinguisher before firefighters got to the scene. 

The fire was caused by arcing electrical wires on a hot water heater with flames fed by a leaking natural gas supply hose, Leger said. 

Leger noted this fire was a "very dangerous situation" that was professionally mitigated by members of the Springfield Fire and Police Department.

Six apartments were affected, and residents who are displaced will be relocated. 

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