LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – A fire in Longmeadow damaged multiple businesses Tuesday morning and it took more than a dozen departments to put it out.
Six businesses in the shopping plaza at 909 Shaker Road are all destroyed by the fire that was already raging when Longmeadow firefighters arrived.
Officials provided an update 9 a.m. Longmeadow Fire Chief John Dearborn says a call for the fire was received at 6:15 a.m. When crews arrived, the fire could be seen coming from the roof of the building. No injuries have been reported.
According to the Longmeadow Fire Department, additional companies were called to assist with putting out the fire at Armata’s plaza. Fire Chief Dearborn told 22News, 13 different fire departments were involved in the operation, including coverage at the area stations.
A portion of Shaker Road is closed, drivers may experience delays in the area.
Social Media: Armata’s Market
VIDEO: Livestream of fire at 8 a.m.
VIDEO: 22News received two videos from Phoebe Harris who lives next door to Armata’s Market as shown below.
The plaza houses six stores, including a Armata’s Market and Bottle Shop Discount Liquors. Lyn Simmons, Town Manager told 22News they are organizing assistance to the businesses and the property owner to set up recovery and unemployment assistance for the approximately 74 employees of the business.
The investigation is being conducted by the State Fire Marshal and the Longmeadow Fire Department to determine the cause.