Firefighters douse apartment blaze in Northampton

  • Northampton Fire Rescue knocked down a fire at an apartment on Barrett Street on Saturday, May 14, 2022, before it was able to spread to the surrounding units. An investigation is underway to determine the cause. —Northampton Fire Rescue

  • Northampton Fire Rescue knocked down a fire at an apartment on Barrett Street on Saturday, May 14, 2022, before it was able to spread to the surrounding units. An investigation is underway to determine the cause. —Northampton Fire Rescue

  • Northampton Fire Rescue knocked down a fire at an apartment on Barrett Street on Saturday, May 14, 2022, before it was able to spread to the surrounding units. An investigation is underway to determine the cause. —Northampton Fire Rescue

  • Northampton Fire Rescue knocked down a fire at an apartment on Barrett Street on Saturday, May 14, 2022, before it was able to spread to the surrounding units. An investigation is underway to determine the cause. —Northampton Fire Rescue

  • Northampton Fire Rescue knocked down a fire at an apartment on Barrett Street on Saturday, May 14, 2022, before it was able to spread to the surrounding units. An investigation is underway to determine the cause. —Northampton Fire Rescue

Staff Writer
Published: 5/16/2022 3:02:12 PM
Modified: 5/16/2022 3:00:25 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Firefighters extinguished a fire at an apartment on Barrett Street this weekend before it was able to spread to the surrounding units and an investigation is underway to determine the cause.

On Saturday at around 9:45 a.m., Northampton Fire Rescue received reports of smoke in a residential building at the Hathaway Farms apartment complex at 73 Barrett St.

Assistant Fire Chief Andy Pelis said two engines and “all of our ambulances” responded to the scene and found flames visible through the windows.

The fire was confined to the first floor of one apartment and did not spread, Pelis said.

Mutual aid crews from Easthampton, Williamsburg, Hadley, South Deerfield, Whately and South County EMS responded to medical and fire calls in Northampton during the Barrett Street fire.

No one was inside at the time and no injuries were reported.

Pelis said the apartment had been rented out and the new tenants were in the process of moving in; the complex’s management company provided accommodations for the tenants, he said.

The damage is estimated at $80,000.

Brian Steele can be reached at bsteele@gazettenet.com.

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