Fire breaks out in basement of Pawtucket mill building

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Firefighters made quick work of a fire in the basement of a Pawtucket mill building Thursday evening.

Eyewitness News crews on scene saw smoke billowing from the windows of some of the first-floor windows of the non-residential building on Weeden Street.

Pawtucket Fire Chief William Sisson tells Eyewitness News the part of the basement that caught fire was undergoing renovations.

“The building is currently under construction to become an apartment house,” Sisson said.

Sisson said there were employees working inside the building at the time, but everyone was able to escape and no one was injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the state fire marshal’s office.

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