Springfield (MA) firefighters were dispatched to Carew Street for a structure fire. Crews arrived to heavy fire showing from the second floor of a large 2-1/2 story wood framed home. Engine 7 immediately opened its deck gun and started hitting the heaviest fire. Truck 1 and Truck 4 got into position to attempt to open the roof, but solar panels were nearest the heaviest fire. Crews advanced multiple lines into the building. A truck repositioned its stick and was able to get a spot so crews could cut holes in the roof. The fire was knocked down within 30 minutes. Springfield Arson and Bomb were investigating the fire. Two brand new probies caught their first fire at this location. Nine people were displaced.

– Fire News photo by John DeForest