AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – A fire at Agawam’s Department of Public Works building was put out Saturday afternoon.
Agawam Mayor Richard Cohen told 22News, “The fire began in a truck’s engine inside the DPW building. The sprinkler system played a big role in putting out the fire.”
Agawam Fire Chief Alan Sirois said, “Without the sprinkler system in place, as well as an active ventilation system attached to the alarm system, we almost certainly would have lost a large portion of the building.”
The building at 1000 Suffield Street caught fire around 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Agawam’s Fire Department worked to put out the flames while Westfield and West Springfield covered the department’s fire station.
A 22News crew said when they arrived at the DPW building, thick, heavy smoke was pouring into the air. A strange odor coming from inside the building was also noticeable and is now being investigated.