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Nine displaced after Davis Street fire in Greenfield

  • Firefighters work the scene of a second story house fire on Davis Street Sunday evening, June 18, 2017. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt—Matt Burkhartt

  • Firefighters work the scene of a second story house fire on Davis Street Sunday evening, June 18, 2017. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt—Matt Burkhartt

  • Firefighters work the scene of a second story house fire on Davis Street Sunday evening, June 18, 2017. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt—Matt Burkhartt

  • Firefighters work the scene of a second story house fire on Davis Street Sunday evening, June 18, 2017. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt—Matt Burkhartt

  • Greenfield fire Lieutenant Keith Gamage holds a chihuahua named Papi as a paramedic holds an oxygen mask to its face after it was rescued from a home on Davis Street where a fire started on the second story Sunday, June 18, 2017. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt—Matt Burkhartt

  • Bystanders watch as firefighters work the scene of a second story house fire on Davis Street Sunday evening, June 18, 2017. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt—Matt Burkhartt

  • Papi, a chihuahua, is returned to Caroline Guillemette, the grandmother of Jacob Guillemette who the dog belongs to after it was rescued from a home on Davis Street where a fire started on the second story Sunday, June 18, 2017. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt—Matt Burkhartt

  • Greenfield fire Lieutenant Keith Gamage holds a chihuahua named Papi as a paramedic holds an oxygen mask to its face after it was rescued from a home on Davis Street where a fire started on the second story Sunday, June 18, 2017. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt—Matt Burkhartt

  • Residents stand outside their house at the scene of a second story house fire on Davis Street Sunday evening, June 18, 2017. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt—Matt Burkhartt



Recorder Staff
Sunday, June 18, 2017

GREENFIELD — Nine people were displaced after a fire on the top floor of a house at 71 Davis St. Sunday night.

Greenfield Fire Chief Robert Strahan said the second-story fire spread into the attic.

All residents were able to get out safely, and no injuries were reported. A dog and a cat were rescued from inside.

The fire was called in via a 911 call around 8:45 p.m. and crews arrived shortly after. Most of the fire was under control as of 9:30 p.m., according to the fire chief. Greenfield called a second alarm, bringing in neighboring town’s crews, because of the heat and weather conditions, he said.

Crews from Greenfield, Erving, Turners Falls and Bernardston were among those who responded to the scene.

Strahan said there were nine occupants of the house, and that Red Cross had been called in to provide temporary housing for the displaced residents.

The cause of the fire is unknown and being investigated by the Greenfield Fire and Police Departments.

The dog and cat were both rescued by the firefighters, with one firefighter cradling the dog in his arms as he and other responders gave the dog oxygen through a small mask.

A crowd of about 50 amassed in nearby parking lots and across the street, as neighbors and onlookers watched the responders work.

Crews were still on scene at 10 p.m.

Reach Miranda Davis
at 413-772-0261, ext. 280
or mdavis@recorder.com.