The Springfield, Mass. Springfield Fire Department went to work on Plainfield Street at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 11.
The calls came in for a fire at a three-story wood frame multi-family dwelling. Upon arrival, the first due engine company confirmed they had a working structure fire and were stretching a line. The fire, which apparently started in a second floor rear bedroom took total possession of the attic and required an emergency evacuation order from command.
Four engine companies, three ladder companies and the Department Rescue Squad operated on scene for just short of 2 hours before the all out was given by command.