VIDEO: Second floor, attic destroyed in overnight Holyoke house fire

Posted: Apr 7, 2020 / 05:43 AM EDT
Updated: April 7, 2020 / 12:55 p.m. EDT

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Crews were working to put out a house fire early Tuesday morning in Holyoke.

Holyoke Fire Department captain Kevin Cavagnac told 22News that the crews were called to 245 West Franklin Street at 12:15 a.m., where they saw an attic of a two-family house on fire. There were five residents who were able to get out safely, but one dog died from inhaling smoke.

Cavagnac said the fire was difficult to access from the inside and the crews put out the fire from the outside, which took about an hour. The second floor and the attic caused significant damage.

With the help of the State Fire Marshal’s Office, investigators from the Holyoke Fire Department determined that the cause of the fire was the careless disposal of smoking material.

Photo: The Holyoke Fire Department

Photo: The Holyoke Fire Department

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