Exit on I-91 in Springfield reopened after fire on Birnie Ave.

Fire on Birnie Avenue in Springfield, Mass. on September 15, 2016 (WWLP)
Fire on Birnie Avenue in Springfield, Mass. on September 15, 2016 (WWLP)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Birnie Avenue in Springfield was closed, late Thursday afternoon, due to a fire at the city’s recycling facility.

Fire on Birnie Avenue in Springfield, Mass. on September 15, 2016 (WWLP)
Fire on Birnie Avenue in Springfield, Mass. on September 15, 2016 (WWLP)

When 22News arrived on Birnie Avenue around 4:00 p.m., we saw smoke coming from inside the Springfield Massachusetts Materials Recycling Facility.

Springfield Firefighters were working to control the fire, while police blocked off the street. Massachusetts State Police told 22News that Exit 11 on I-91 southbound was closed temporarily after the fire started.

22News will continue to follow this story, and bring you the latest information, on-air and on WWLP.com, when it becomes available.

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