Three Dead In Springfield Fire- Still No Cause

posted by John Baibak - 

Three people are dead after a major  residential fire in Springfield. 

Springfield fire officials say people  were jumping out of the apartment building on Belmont Avenue when they  responded at around 7:30 a.m. Sunday. 

Four other people were  hospitalized with apparent non-life-threatening injuries, and about 80  residents were displaced. 

The names of the victims haven't been  released, but authorities say some of them are African refugees.

There were no sprinklers in the four story structure but their were smoke detectors.

The Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi telling reporters that crews were hampered by the whipping winds and cold temperatures.

The State Fire Marshal is also helping with the investigation.

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