Westfield, MA – Sprinkler system activated for fire at residential building; No injuries reported

Firefighters responded to 27 Washington St. Thursday morning after a fire was reported on the third floor of the residential building.

No injuries were reported in the fire, which was called in at 11:48 a.m., but all residents of the building have safely been evacuated until the cleanup can be complete and the fire suppression system in the building can be restored.

Deputy Chief Eric Bishop said the fire began near a refrigerator on the third floor, but the cause is still under investigation.

“Engine crews got to the third floor and found heavy smoke, and other crews evacuated people who had not yet left the building,” said Bishop.

There was some fire and smoke damage on the third floor. Bishop said minimal water was needed to put the fire out because it was mostly contained by the sprinkler system, which firefighters supported by adding water and pressure.