Deadly fire in Springfield prompts smoke alarm reminder

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A deadly fire at a Springfield home last week without working smoke alarms is prompting questions. A 61-year-old woman ...

September 17, 2022
5:14 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A deadly fire at a Springfield home last week without working smoke alarms is prompting questions. A 61-year-old woman died because of last week's house fire, and tragedies like these can be preventable. As the weather gets colder and seasons change, home heating become the most common cause of fires. According to the Massachusetts Fire Incident Reporting System, 46 civilians died last year from fires, with hundreds of injuries and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage – oftentimes because of a lack of a proper smoke detector.

Heath Kalb