PAWTUCKET, RI (NBC) - Firefighters doused hot spots Thursday morning at the site of a Pawtucket, Rhode Island fire that consumed a vacant mill.
Flames broke out in the former Union Wadding Company at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
It took firefighters from several surrounding communities about eight hours to bring it under control.
There were no reports of injuries.
Union Wadding closed several years ago, but one section of the property was converted into apartments known as The Lofts.
The apartments were evacuated as firefighters tried to stop the flames from spreading from the abandoned portion of the complex to the occupied areas.
"Our pets are still in there for some us. So, I really hope that they make it and that they contain this fire," said Siobhan Monaghan, a tenant. "I don't think anyone expected to come out and see what they did."
The complex was first built in 1847, and other buildings were added in 1870.
The cause of the fire was investigation, but officials said it appears the fire started on the first floor in a part of the building without power.
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