Extreme heat a challenge for firefighters battling flames

July 3, 2018

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters battling an intense Massachusetts house fire had to be checked for heat exhaustion.

WGGB-TV reports a fire broke out in Greenfield around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday but has since been knocked down.

The area surrounding the three-story brick home at 94 Elm Street is shut down as crews from five towns continue to work.

One resident has been transported to a local hospital for a heat-related injury.

Officials say three firefighters were checked out at the scene for heat exhaustion.

Officials do not know the cause of the fire.

Temperatures in Greenfield are hovering just over 90 degrees.


Information from: WGGB-TV, http://www.wggb.com