Two injured in Greenfield apartment fire

CREATED Mar 1, 2014

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GREENFIELD - After speaking  with the Greenfield fire chief he tells us they're still battling hot spots in this 16 unit building. The fire went for about 10 hours. 

The apartment building was home to Jennifer Stevens and her two young sons for the past two years. 

“I don’t know anything. I am so freaking out right now and trying to stay calm for my kids," said Stevens.

Despite the great loss, Stevens has reason to feel lucky. If not for a last-minute change of plans, the three of them might have been in their first floor apartment, and caught up in the fire. 

“Yea, we went to the Dells for one night and we were gonna come home last night but we stayed," said Stevens.

It had been an especially difficult day for firefighters. Many departments responded to the scene to help. Fire trucks lined many nearby streets and the bitter cold was brutal.  The roof partially collapsed, and water being used to douse the flames turned to ice. Saturday evening was a desperate scene with plows and salt trucks trying to keep firefighters safe.  

Fire Chief John Cohn told us two people were injured. Both were treated on the scene. One was a firefighter who fell from the second floor to the 1st floor, but was able to walk away. Another detail, Greenfield's mayor got here early and rescued a cat.