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5-alarm fire strikes vacant mill in Norton

A 5-alarm fire broke out at a vacant mill building in Norton Wednesday evening, fire officials said.

The fire at 138 Barrows St. drew firefighters from several surrounding cities and towns to fight the blaze, the Norton Fire Department said on Facebook post shortly after 6 p.m.

The blaze grew quickly, and a third alarm was struck at 5:45 p.m., said Jennifer Mieth, a spokeswoman for the state fire marshal’s office.

No injuries have been reported. Investigators from the fire marshal’s office responded to the scene Wednesday night, Mieth said.

Town assessing records show the property is valued at $1.3 million and is owned by Barrows St. LLC of West Bridgewater.


The street is closed and drivers are advised to avoid the area, Norton police said on Twitter.

This breaking news story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Mike Kotsopoulos can be reached at mike.kotsopoulos@globe.com

Mike Kotsopoulos can be reached at mike.kotsopoulos@globe.com.