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Fire officials offer you suggestions on household renovations to avoid household fires

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — There have been two harmful home fires in the western Mass. region this 7 days, and they both equally had a thing in common.



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Two properties caught fire this week, both very destroyed. One more issue they have in typical? They have been both under residence renovations.

An explosion on Prospect Street in Greenfield Tuesday left a ruined home.

Fire officials explained to Western Mass News the house was vacant other than for a single person performing on the home, injured throughout the fireplace, and transported to a Boston Clinic.

The trigger stays beneath investigation by the Condition Hearth Marshall, although they did rule out organic fuel.

The future working day, early Wednesday morning, a household on Wilbraham Road in Springfield went up in flames. A resident was on the scene when the fire started and shared a movie with Western Mass Information.

Hearth officers supply guidance on home renovations to steer clear of residence fires

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Cpt. Drew Piemonte, the spokesperson for Springfield Fireplace Section, explained no a single was in the household when it caught fire but believes it started off in the basement. An exact lead to has still to be decided.

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But like the property in Greenfield, this a single was undergoing renovations as very well.

Western Mass News caught up with fireplace officials both in Greenfield and Springfield to determine out what householders should really know in advance of commencing reconstruction operate.

“Spend consideration to what the ignition sources are, they’re applying as they are doing the job on the composition and trying to keep a shut eye on how they’re executing the renovation,” Piemonte explained.

Cpt. Jesse Phelps with Greenfield Fire Division explained to Western Mass Information a fireplace begun from different facets of house renovation, like electrical perform.

“So it could be nearly anything. Utilities play a aspect in that, regardless of whether it can be electrical or gasoline. That is ordinarily your major utilities anyway,” he observed.

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