Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Please continue to stay safe, you are in my thoughts and prayers. The real goal is just to get it clean, get the outside clean and get it in better shape.” Trudeau said he’s been talking with experts in mill redevelopment and might have more to share in a few weeks. at www.masslive.com. We’ve been helping agencies since 1983 and we can help you, too. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Investigators are also interested in seeing any relevant video or photos, she said. Other agencies are also involved in the probe, she said. RUSSELL – The cause of a fire in a vacant mill that burned for more than 12 hours is suspicious and investigators are offering a reward for information that helps identify the person or people who set it. RUSSELL — At least two Hampshire County fire departments were called in as mutual aid Friday night to help put out a blaze that destroyed a mill building at the former Strathmore Paper Co. var photocredit = "'FACEBOOK/HUNTINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT MA' 'A fire at the former Strathmore Paper Company complex in Russell Friday night. Source: MassLive.com ; Published: 06/22/2020 12:00 AM; PHOTOS: Fire destroyed Mill Number Two at the former Strathmore paper complex on the banks of the Westfield River Friday night in a massive blaze that saw over 100 firefighters at the scene at one time and pulled in departments from around the region. New owner of Strathmore Paper mill in Russell works on cleanup, mulls plans after tax sale. Updated Jun 21, ... Friday, at the former Strathmore Paper complex and destroyed Mill … For decades, Moses’ company provided housing and a community center in the village for workers. "Someone has to find out something to do with them.". Enter your email address below to receive the top headlines in your email. This left the town with no industrial tax base other than the small Texxon plant in Crescent Mills. Blandford Club’s new owners, golf industry hope to follow Tiger Woods on the comeback. Other agencies are also involved in the probe, she said. RUSSELL, Mass. var sellablestring = "GAZETTE STAFF"; Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. His Strathmore Paper Co. eventually became part of International Paper, which shut this mill down in 1999. Cause of massive fire at Strathmore Mill in Russell suspicious: Reward offered. if (photocredit.indexOf(sellablestring) > -1 || photocredit.indexOf(sellablestring2) > -1 || photocredit.indexOf(sellablestring3) > -1 || photocredit.indexOf(sellablestring4) > -1) { Thanks to all the fire fighters, EMT’s, police, everyone that helped out to fight this fire while keeping the citizens safe. Westfield River Paper Company shut down operations in 1994, while Strathmore Paper was purchased by International Paper Co. and ceased operations in 1999. We are the Original Agency Builder. The neighborhood grew when West Springfield industrialist Horace A. Moses, founder of Junior Achievement, bought the mill in 1911. economists warn, Community colleges tackle tech education with federal help, Balise Motor Sales plans to open new Honda dealership at former Yale Genton clothing store site in West Springfield by May 1, Proposals eyed for Springfield's York Street jail site, Waldenbooks, last store in Springfield featuring new books, to close up shop at Eastfield Mall, DevelopSpringfield Corp. to offer $10,000 grants to merchants to spruce up storefronts on Main and State streets, John Ratzenberger, 'Cliff' on TV sitcom 'Cheers,' comes to Springfield to talk about need for skilled laborers, 2020 Western Mass Developers 3D Virtual Conference, 2020 Western Mass Developers Conference Slated for Oct. 21, 2020 Virtual Western MA Developers Conference, Entrepreneurs, college presidents, politicians discuss a better business collaboration between eastern and Western Massachusetts, The Pioneer Valley Labor Market Blueprint. RUSSELL, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Crews are currently battling a mill fire on Valley View Avenue in Russell that began Friday night. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Arson Hotline at 800-682-9229. var photocredit = photocredit.toUpperCase(); Strathmore #2 mill fire in Russell, Ma. RUSSELL — The town will sell an abandoned mill at auction with hopes of breathing new life in to a building where the smokestack still bears words “STRATHMORE PAPER” in contrasting black brickwork. Posted Jul 18, 2019 . Subscribe to MassLive.com. 2, a move that cost 170 employees their jobs. Your support makes a difference. “The fire is considered suspicious.”. A fire at the former Strathmore Paper Company complex in Russell Friday night. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site.