The year began with a tragedy in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
A fire that was reported just before 9 a.m. New Year’s Day swept through a five-story apartment building.
Three people died and almost 50 people were left homeless. Many of the tenants fled wearing only pajamas and all their possessions were destroyed. More than a week after the devastating fire, efforts continue to help the victims.
WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse.