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West Springfield fire causes $250,000 in damage, considered suspicious

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The fire at 88 Bosworth St. in West Springfield was considered suspicious. The fire at 88 Bosworth St. in West Springfield was considered suspicious.
Crews were on scene throughout the day Monday trying to determine the cause of the fire. Crews were on scene throughout the day Monday trying to determine the cause of the fire.
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Fire officials said while they are still unsure of the exact cause of the fire that broke out in a four-family home early Monday morning, the blaze was being considered suspicious.

Just after 6 a.m., crews responded to a house fire at 88 Bosworth St. Investigators have been on scene since Monday morning trying to find the cause of the fire.

The tenants of the four family home say they're lucky to be safe.

West Springfield Fire Department Lt. CJ Bartone said by the time they arrived heavy smoke was billowing from the second floor of the four family home.

"Crews made a quick knock down, all tenants were out," Bartone said.

One resident and one firefighter were treated for minor injuries.

Bartone said he believes the damage was close to $250,000 worth and that the top floor units were a total loss. Even the neighbor's home suffered some damage from the heat.

"These guys did a pretty good job doing a knock down. We had some real heavy fire," Bartone said.

One first floor resident was woken up by neighbors yelling.

"'Hurry up and get out now.' I was shaken up," said Yesenia Rodriguez.

Residents on the top floor units lost everything, but first floor tenants did salvage a few things.

"I'm so distraught, in disbelief. I can't believe that everything's gone," Rodriguez said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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