MILLERS FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) – Turners Falls Fire crew was called to a structure fire on South Prospect St. in Millers Falls around 11:23 p.m. on Thursday. 

All residents safely evacuated the building while two firefighters began to subdue the flames. Help was needed for the Turners Falls Fire crew to work with. A Second Alarm assignment was requested and dispatched by Shelburne Control Regional Dispatch.

Resources were needed, leading to a dispatch to neighboring towns such as  Greenfield Fire Department, Erving Fire Department, Montague Center Fire Department, Town of Bernardston Fire Department, and Orange Fire Rescue EMS, South Deerfield Fire District, Northfield Fire Department, and the Brattleboro Fire Department.

Sadly, after firefighters made strong efforts, a cat died due to smoke inhalation.

The fire is still under investigation at this time.