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Arson & Bomb Squad investigating blaze in Springfield

May 17, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Springfield Arson & Bomb Squad is investigating a fire in the Massachusetts city’s Upper Hill section that displaced a dozen residents and caused roughly $80,000 in damage.

Fire officials say the blaze was reported just before 11 a.m. Monday at a multi-family home on Wilbraham Road. Fire crews arrived on-scene to find flames shooting from an attic window on the building’s third floor.

Ladder 1 firefighters used a chainsaw to carve a hole in the roof of the home to fight the blaze.

One firefighter suffered a minor ankle injury and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported.

Investigators determined the fire originated on the building’s second floor.

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