Spectacular Fire Consumes Vacant Mill Buildings In Rhode Island Overnight

Mill buildings in Rhode Island went up in flames in spectacular fashion early Saturday.

Video posted by a bystander showed huge, pulsing balls of flame consuming the vacant buildings.

Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien said that four buildings caught fire, but that no injuries were reported, WJAR-TV reported.

Nearby streets were blocked off as firefighters from nearby departments joined in the response. The cause of the fire will be investigated by the state fire marshal.

The Salvation Army says members of its emergency disaster team supplied breakfast to approximately 200 first responders who worked to combat the blaze.

The buildings that caught fire sit at the border of Pawtucket and Central Falls.


More from WBUR

Listen Live