VIDEO: A four-alarm fire has torn through two mill buildings on Woronoco Road in Russell.
Multiple fires at the vacant Strathmore buildings over the last several years prompted the State Fire Marshal’s office to offer a reward back in 2020.
Fire officials told Western Mass News that they expect to be here until sunrise Wednesday, working to put out the fire and hot spots on the building which has completely collapsed.
Witnesses who were staying in a house close by told us that they were forced to evacuate. “We just got us and the pets,” said Jaynice Alvarado. “That’s all we could get. They kept telling us to get out.”
Flames engulfed multiple buildings at the Strathmore Mills in Russell on Tuesday. One witness said the fire seemed to come out of nowhere.