Springfield woman dies due to injures from apartment fire

A 60-year-old Springfield woman died Friday after succumbing to injuries she sustained in an apartment fire.

According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, fire crews first arrived at the Federal Street apartment complex at 3:30 a.m. Firefighters were able to pull the woman in her 60′s out of the building and transported her to an area hospital where she eventually passed away.

Fire officials determined the fire began due to improper disposal of smoking materials.

“Fires that start with smoking materials are more likely to be deadly than almost any other type,” said State Fire Marshal Ostroskey. “They have claimed at least 49 lives in Massachusetts over the past five years.  If you smoke or have guests who do, please use a sturdy ashtray with water or sand and put it out, all the way, every time.”

The Springfield fire and Friday’s Holbrook Fire represent the first fatal Massachusetts fires of 2023.

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