Fire knocked down at mill in historic section of Killingly - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Fire knocked down at mill in historic section of Killingly

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KILLINGLY, CT (WFSB) -

Thick smoke coming out of a mill-style building in a historic section of Killingly prompted a response from firefighters on Thursday.

According to dispatchers, there was a fire at 364 Putnam Pike. in Attawaugan around 6:45 a.m.

Mutual aid was called in from Dayville, Williamsville, Danielson, East Killingly, East Putnam and Putnam. 

The fire was contained to a single store structure in the back of the mill.

It was brought under control and knocked down.

No one was hurt.

Employees were the ones who made the 911 call. They said they opened the doors, saw the smoke and called for help. 

The building houses a number of different companies, such as CRF Interiors. The employee that raised the alarm works at CRF.

He told Channel 3 that he quickly called for help and the owner of the business, who drove in from Boston.

"I said 'I'm on my way,' and got here and was actually a better situation than I thought," said Dan Roy, CRF Interiors. "I thought it was going to be a major fire, just smoke damage. We'll be back in business tomorrow."

The cause remains under investigation.

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