Old Rowley Fish Plant Destroyed by Fire
Fire destroyed a former fish processing plant in Rowley on Saturday night as a lack of water supply hampered efforts to douse the flames.
Joe from Mass Fire Buffs who was at the fire scene told Seacoast Current multiple tankers were brought to the plant as hose had to be laid along Silva Lane, a long dirt road off Route 133. One firefighter was taken to Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport for treatment of an injured ankle, according to Joe.
The fire started around 10 p.m., according to the Topsfield fire department, which said it laid a 2,000 foot long relay pumping station and was on scene until 2 a.m.
Resident Heather McLaughlin on the Rowley Talks Facebook page posted pictures of ashes from the fire on her deck.
The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.