TV remotes in trailers believed to be set on fire in Holyoke

Officials believe the fire was intentionally set

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A large fire has been burning since about 7:00 p.m. Sunday night in Holyoke, near the intersection of Sargent and Commercial Streets.

Holyoke Police Lt. Isaias Cruz told 22News at least two commercial trailers containing Comcast television remotes caught fire. The fire could be smelled from I-391 in Chicopee, and the thick black plume of smoke that was billowing from the intense flames could be seen for miles.

Arson investigators and the State Police Fire Marshal are looking into how it started. Lt. Cruz said they believe it was intentionally set.

Portions of Sargent Street and Commercial Street were closed temporarily while crews put out the fire.

No one was injured.

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