Crews respond to fire at Wilbraham nursing home

Early Monday morning, crews responded to a kitchen fire at a nursing home on 9 Maple Street.
Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 7:08 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 31, 2022 at 10:49 AM EDT
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WILBRAHAM, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Emergency crews were called to a fire at a Wilbraham nursing home Monday morning.

Wilbraham Fire Chief Michael Andrews said that a 911 calls came in around 6:10 a.m. Monday for a kitchen fire at Vantage Nursing Home on Maple Street.

Firefighters arrived four minutes later and found heavy smoke coming from the kitchen area and that the facility’s sprinkler system activated and extinguished the fire.

Residents of the nursing home were told to shelter-in-place while crews worked to ventilate the smoke from that area of the building.

Mutual aid from Ludlow, Palmer, Hampden, and Westover was called in to assist.

Andrews noted that the cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious.

No injuries were reported.