Fire in Amherst Multi-Family Home Causes Injuries to One Person and Displaces 20 Others
One person was found on the third floor and needed to be removed from the residence. Some of the residents were pouring water on the fire trying to put it out, after the smoke alarms were going off. Most of the residents did not need assistance leaving the home.
20 people living in the multi-family home lost their place to live and one other person sustained injuries in the fire. The injured resident was taken to Bayside Medical Center for initial treatment of burns and smoke inhalation. He was later transferred to the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital.
Firefighters found it difficult to clear the home as the residents in the home were college students. They could not be assured if there were guests in the home, which residents were home, and who was not yet home. They were eventually able to clear the home and track down all of the residents.
The fire took 20 minutes to be put out with the help of Hadley, Belchertown, Northampton, and Pelham firefighters. Also on scene to assist was the South County Ambulance Department.
Amherst fire examiners and the State Fire Marshal’s office are still investigating the cause of the fire. The condition of the injured man has not been provided at this time.
Injuries Caused by Fire
Fires can cause painful and lifelong injuries that will need constant medical attention and cause an extremely heavy financial burden. You may lose wages and your capacity to earn a living due to your injuries. This can also be a very stressful time for your family, not knowing what the future may hold.
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