CHARLTON (CBS) – A five-alarm fire has destroyed a mill complex in central Massachusetts.
Firefighters were called in from about 20 towns after flames broke out around 9 p.m. Thursday at the Charlton Woolen Mill. It burned for most of the night and triggered some explosions.READ MORE: Target Will Once Again Require Some Employees To Wear Face Masks
Six firefighters were treated for minor injuries.
Apparently only one person was inside when the fire started and that person got out safely.READ MORE: Surveillance Video Shows Suspect Smashing Into, Running From Franklin Jewelry Store During Robbery
The fire chief said they had to shuttle in water from a lake about a mile away because there were no hydrants in the area.
The cause of the fire has not been determined yet.
Several businesses were run out of the mill complex at City Depot Road and Route 31.MORE NEWS: Barack Obama's 60th Birthday Party On Martha's Vineyard This Weekend To Have COVID Safety Coordinator
Damage is estimated at about $2 million.