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Firefighters Battle Flames at a Tobacco Shed Fire in Southwick


SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) — Emergency personnel battled a large fire for some time Monday night on Sheep Pasture Road in Southwick.

Firefighters were called to the scene at about 8:45 p.m.

A tobacco storage shed burnt completely to the ground. The flames spread to some nearby woods, but was mostly contained to the shed.

According to the Southwick Fire Chief the situation is considered suspicious.   The State Fire Marshall’s Office will be investigating.

The power was turned off to the area and tanker trucks had to bring water in to help fight the fire.

Crews from Granville, as well as Granby, Conn. and Suffield, Conn. provided mutual aid.

There were a number of homes in the area. A few neighboring houses suffered slight damage from embers that rose from the flames. Residents we spoke to on Harvest Lane in Southwick and as far away as Feeding Hills in Agawam and Suffield, Conn. said they could see the fire. Some abc40 viewers sent photos displaying their view of the flames. If you see news as it’s happening, send photos and newstips to newstips@wggb.com.

(Photos Courtesy Cindy Hersey and Taylor Anderson)

(Photos Courtesy Cindy Hersey and Taylor Anderson)

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