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Springfield Fire Department battles 3 fires in less than a day

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At about 4 a.m. Sunday, firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at 386 Franklin St.

When our cameras arrived at the scene about noon on Sunday, the building was essentially a pile of rubble.

According to Dennis Leger, aide to Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant, the building was likely already knocked down as it was considered a total loss.

Leger said that the fire began in the second floor front bedroom.

The first floor was vacant; however, eight people combined from the second and third floors have been displaced due to the fire.

They are being helped by the American Red Cross.

About 5:20 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire at 26 Suffolk St.

Leger said the owner of the house and his girlfriend were transported to Baystate Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation.

That was after the owner used a ladder to rescue his girlfriend from the second floor of the house.

The fire remains under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious.

Leger said it was likely an electrical fire that began in the kitchen ceiling.

It is estimated that the house suffered $150,000 in damage.

And, shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday, firefighters responded to a call at 33 Richelieu St.

Leger stated that it was a rear exterior wall fire.

It is considered suspicious because the building is vacant, so there is no real reason for a fire to have started.

Leger said the building suffered approximately $10,000 in damage.

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