Fires destroy Pawtucket mill, damage E. Providence warehouse

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Firefighters dose hot spots from above. (WBZ-AM)

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP/WBZ) — Firefighters from several communities have responded to a general alarm fire at a Pawtucket mill.

The fire started at about 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the former Union Wadding Mill on Goff Avenue, most of which is unoccupied, but is also home to several apartments.

Fire officials say the occupied parts of the building were evacuated as a precaution and there were no immediate reports of injuries.

The building is more than 150 years old.

Television images showed flames leaping through the roof and walls collapsing.

A general alarm fire means that all available firefighters from area communities are requested to respond.

The cause remains under investigation.

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The Union Wadding Mill on Goff Avenue in Pawtucket. (WBZ-AM)

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The Union Wadding Mill on Goff Avenue in Pawtucket. (WBZ-AM)

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A four-alarm fire at a massive East Providence warehouse was quickly brought under control by the building’s sprinkler system and without any injuries.

Fire officials say the fire at the Noyes Avenue building was reported at about 7 p.m. Tuesday and was under control a little over an hour later.

Four alarms were struck because the building is about a half-million square feet and houses several businesses that have material handling equipment, including forklifts.

Firefighters from East Providence, Providence, Seekonk, Barrington and Pawtucket responded.

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