AGAWAM, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A massive fire at the landfill near Bondi's Island in Agawam, on the border with West Springfield, continues to burn.
The billowing smoke can be seen for miles.
Many in the greater Springfield area and beyond can smell in the air. It's coming from the fire that is burning at the landfill.
The West Springfield Fire Department sent out a notice asking those near the active fire to keep their windows closed.
The first fire crews arrived on scene just after 1 p.m. Thursday.
Western Mass News has learned West Springfield, Springfield, and Westover fire crews are also on-scene assisting. West Springfield Fire Department also confirmed that the State Hazmat team has also been called to investigate the fire.
Officials confirmed they will be monitoring the air quality as a precaution, but also said they don't expect there to be an air quality issue.
"Sent out 5 people and they took out their crash truck which has water in it and also a foam trailer," says TSgt, USAF Kristi MacDonald.
We spoke with some people who couldn't believe what they were seeing this afternoon.
“You could smell it crazy, even from across the bridge,” said Alicia Lindgren of Agawam.
Mike Olmstead of Holyoke added, “You could actually see the smoke across the bridge and from the other end in Springfield.”
Western Mass News is continuing to cover this developing story. We have a crew on the scene and will have more as it becomes available.