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Historic Rhode Island mill gutted by 8 alarm fire

Bob Thayer / Providence Journal via AP

A firefighter stands by as a mill burns in Woonsocket, R.I. Tuesday night, June 7. The fire reached eight alarms, forcing evacuations and leaving hundreds without power.

The AP reports:

A massive, eight-alarm fire tore through a 112-year-old mill in northern Rhode Island on Tuesday, leaving one firefighter injured, forcing some residents to be evacuated and leaving hundreds without power, officials said late Tuesday.

Firefighters were called to a blaze at the former Alice Mills Rubber Manufacturing Plant in Woonsocket, just miles from the Massachusetts state line at about 7:30 p.m. Alice Mills was once considered the largest rubber goods factory in the world.