Tenants of a Morris Avenue apartment building were forced to evacuate amid blistering cold weather overnight when a malfunctioning boiler filled the building with smoke and set off carbon monoxide alarms, according to the Springfield Fire Department.
Deputy Chief Carlo Palumbo said firefighters received a call at 3:08 a.m. Wednesday and responded to the apartment building at 232 Morris Avenue.
"It turned out to be a malfunctioning boiler," Palumbo said.
Due to the smoke and carbon monoxide levels, tenants were evacuated as firefighters ventilated the building. At approximately 4:45 a.m., after the building was deemed safe, residents were able to re-enter to gather some belongings but because the building lost heat they were relocated to the Chisholm Center, Palumbo said.
There were no injuries to tenants or firefighters, Palumbo said.