Springfield, MA – A small explosion and fire at a Springfield apartment building has tenants there concerned about their future.

Shortly after noon Springfield Firefighters were called to 290 Sumner Avenue in the city’s Forest Park neighborhood.

Fire Department Spokesman Dennis Leger told 22News the small explosion and basement fire occurred when leaking natural gas was ignited by an oil furnace.

Leger said the Springfield Building Department is now inspecting the 20-unit building and its electrical wiring.