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Three families displaced due to multi-family home fire on East Street in Easthampton

Three families displaced due to multi-family home fire on East Street in Eastampton
Published: May. 15, 2022 at 7:47 PM EDT
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EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -Three families are displaced due to a multi-family home fire at 97-99 East Street in Easthampton Sunday evening.

Three people were inside the house at the time of the fire, but they all evacuated safely.

Easthampton fire officials told Western Mass News they responded to the structure fire around 6:00 Sunday evening. Western Mass News spoke with Easthampton Fire Chief Chris Norris, who said the home had working smoke detectors that alerted the people inside, but there were no residential sprinklers inside.

“Upon arrival, they were met with occupants from the structure outside the building. They had fire that had self-vented out their first-floor windows. They made an aggressive interior attack, contained the fire to the original area of the structure and checked for any extension throughout the building,” Norris said.

Chief Norris said mutual aid was requested to extinguish the fire and there was significant smoke damage throughout the second and third floors of the building. All families displaced are being assisted by the American Red Cross.