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Salem firefighters help battle mill blaze in Lawrence


SALEM — A ladder company from the Salem Fire Department was among the crews battling a five-alarm blaze at a mill building in Lawrence, Mass., on Monday night.

Salem Fire Capt. Stephane Cattin said the call for assistance came in around 4:40 p.m., when the ladder truck, three firefighters and an assistant chief headed to Lawrence.

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Cattin said the Salem crew was still working with departments from throughout northern Massachusetts three hours later.

“They’re operating at a defensive position, trying to contain it,” Cattin said.

As of 7:30 p.m. Monday night, Lawrence Fire Department dispatchers said the fire at 9 South Canal St. was still burning and had not been declared contained.
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There were no reported injuries.
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