Fire blazes at Pepperell Mill in Opelika - WRBL

Fire blazes at Pepperell Mill in Opelika

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Source: Dayne Young Source: Dayne Young

Fire crews in Opelika are fighting a fire that has consumed the Pepperell Mill in Opelika.

There are no injuries and no workers were in the building at the time of the blaze.

Fire officials do not know the cause of the fire and do not expect to learn the cause until an investigation is completed. That could last for a few days.

The mill is an old textile plant that has been out of operation for years. The building was in the process of being destructed.

Smoke billowed through the air around Lee County. There were even reports of small pieces of ash in the air on I-85.

Streets around 24th street, where the mill is located, have been closed off to traffic.

Crews expect to fight the fire throughout the morning.

Around Opelika, most people refer to the Pepperell Mill as the "Old Mill."

Fire crews on the scene say the blaze began around 7 central time Tuesday afternoon.

Keep checking News three for the latest updates.

Liz Buckthorpe

Liz joins the WRBL news team from all the way from New England. More>>

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