Springfield Fire Department News Releases

Posted on: August 6, 2014

Cause of Midtown fire under investigation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield fire marshals are investigating a house fire that destroyed an empty home on the 1500 block of North Jefferson. Fire crews responded to the fire around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6. The three-story abandoned residence was fully involved in fire.

Due to the severity of the fire, a second alarm was called and it took 50 firefighters nearly two hours to get it under control. No one was found in the debris.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

Two firefighters were treated at the scene for symptoms of heat exhaustion. No other injuries were reported. The Springfield Fire Department was assisted by the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District.

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