Turners Falls Fire Department

Turners Falls, MA 01376

Fire in Former Railroad Salvage Building Deemed Suspicious

State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Turners Falls Fire Chief John Zellman said the early morning December 31, 2016 fire at the former Railroad Salvage building on Power Street is suspicious. State Fire Marshal Ostroskey said, “Anyone with any information about the fire is asked to confidentially call the Arson Hotline, anytime, at 1-800-682-9229.” The Arson Hotline is part of the Arson Watch Reward Program that provides rewards of up to $5,000 for information that helps to solve the case. It is funded by the property and insurance companies of Massachusetts.

Chief Zellman said, “Power Street is currently closed as the building is structurally unsound and in danger of collapse. Please stay away from the area. We don’t want anyone to get hurt.”