Authorities say Springfield's fire commissioner is recovering after being attacked by a disgruntled former employee.


The alleged attack happened Tuesday evening at Commissioner Joseph Conant's home. The suspect fled the scene before authorities arrived.


Conant was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says the commissioner is ``in good health and in good spirits.''


It's unclear what led to the alleged attack.


Police say the investigation is ongoing.