LUDLOW — Fire Chief Ryan Pease reports that Ludlow firefighters battled a fire in a multi-family dwelling on Thursday evening.
Ludlow Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 6:51 p.m. for a report of a fire in the attic of 27 Rogers Ave. Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy smoke coming from the eves of a three-story, two-family, wood frame house. A second alarm was quickly transmitted to bring additional manpower and apparatus to the scene.
Five people were home at the time, and all residents made it safely out of the house on their own. Fire crews brought the blaze under control after approximately a half hour but remained on scene well into the evening to extinguish the stubborn fire, which had gotten into several void space of the older structure.
The second and third floors sustained heavy fire damage, and all three floors sustained water and smoke damage.
The American Red Cross was assisting residents on scene Thursday. No residents or firefighters were injured.
Fire units from Chicopee, Granby, Wilbraham and the Westover Air Reserve Base Fire Department responded to the scene to provide mutual aid. The Ludlow Police Department also responded to the scene.
The origin and cause of the fire remain under investigation by the Ludlow Fire Department and the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office.