Rescue in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) – One person had to be sent to the hospital after fire fighters pulled him from his Springfield home early Saturday.

According to Denis Leger, Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner, that fire started in the basement of 125 Yale Street about midnight Saturday.

Several of the home’s occupants were able to escape, but a 62-year-old man had to be rescued from the second floor by fire fighters. He was sent to Baystate Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation and was transferred to Boston’s Brigham and Women’s hospital. No word on his current condition.

No other injuries were reported as a result of the fire, but a family dog was killed.

Four people have been displaced by the fire, which is estimated to have caused $75,000 worth of damage. The Red Cross is assisting those residents.

The Arson and Bomb Squad is investigating the exact cause of the fire.

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