A 5-alarm fire tore through a vacant mill in Norton Wednesday evening, drawing firefighters from multiple surrounding cities and towns to battle the blaze, fire officials said.
@newzguy27Marc: Norton MA, 5th alarm fire 138 Barrows Street Large Old factory building. Many depts. mutual aid. pic.twitter.com/dqPgmbAd5K
— DAMIAN DRELLA (@ENG1SFD) May 13, 2020
The structure fire erupted at 138 Barrows St. and a fifth alarm was struck just after 6 p.m., the Norton Fire Department wrote in a Facebook post.
Companies are out at a 4 alarm structure fire on Barrows St .Multiple cities and towns assistingJust updated to 5 alarms
Norton police tweeted that the road was closed, and asked locals to avoid the area.
No injuries have been reported and much of the fire wasn’t knocked down until about 8:30 p.m., The Sun Chronicle reported, adding that firefighters stayed on the scene past midnight.
Below, see more footage of the heavy smoke and flames during Wednesday night’s blaze.
Firefighters from several towns battle fire at mill building on Barrows Street in Norton pic.twitter.com/kgFf96nkBk
— WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) May 13, 2020
Some photos from this afternoons 5th Alarm in Norton MA by Member K. Malloy pic.twitter.com/T8oYxNsCAT
— Special Signal Fire Association (@PVDCanteen) May 14, 2020
— Mike Fahey (@michaelefahey) May 13, 2020