Strong winds strengthen Attleboro house fire

A wood frame building attached to a larger vacant mill building caught fire Sunday afternoon in Attleboro.
A wood frame building attached to a larger vacant mill building caught fire Sunday afternoon in Attleboro.

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) – A wood frame building attached to a larger vacant mill building caught fire Sunday afternoon in Attleboro.

Attleboro Fire Deputy Chief Ed Greve tells Eyewitness News firefighters responded to the scene at 67 Mechanic Street just before 3 p.m.

According to Deputy Chief Greve, there are reports a homeless person may have been living in the house, but no one was inside at the time of the fire.

The two-story mill building is also vacant, as developers wait on a permit to convert the building into housing.

Officials say the fire was extinguished in about an hour. Strong winds Sunday afternoon aided in the fire’s strength.

There were no injuries reported as a result of this fire.