Multiple departments battle mill fire in Russell

Hampden County

RUSSELL, Mass. (WWLP) – Multiple fire departments were called to assist with a burning mill in Russell Friday night. 

State Police in Russell confirmed the mill fire on Valley View Avenue with 22News shortly after 9:15 p.m. According to Trooper Kane, the mill building was vacant and multiple crews including Blandford, Becket, Westfield, and Montgomery have been called to provide mutual aid. 

No injuries have been reported as of late Friday night. Dark smoke could be seen in the sky miles away from the actual location of the fire in a photo sent into our newsroom. 

Residents are being advised to avoid the area while firefighters work to control and put out the fire. Firefighters are expected to be on-site overnight as they continue to work on the burning structure.

22News will bring you the latest when more details develop. 

MAP: Valley View Avenue

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