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RI Firefighters Battle Eight-Alarm Mill Fire

Firefighters in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, fought a massive fire that burned through a 112-year-old mill on Tuesday, according to a report from the Associated Press.

One firefighter was injured and transported, reportedly for dehydration. No other injuries were reported.

Fire quickly spread through the multi-story building, which collapsed in on itself. Residents who lived on nearby streets were evacuated. Smoke from the fire could be seen up to 10 miles away.

Authorities stated all of Woonsocket’s 125 firefighters were on the scene, as well as the city’s police department. Nearby fire departments in Rhode Island and Massachusetts also sent firefighters.

The mill was the former home of the Alice Mills Rubber Manufacturing Plant.