Firefighters in Massachusetts extinguished a fire at a vacant paper mill Monday, the second blaze reported there since June.
The fire in Russell, about 100 miles west of Boston, started on the second floor and burned out a wooden staircase as it worked its way up to the seventh, local media report. Firefighters needed several hours to extinguish the blaze.
The fire in June burned nearly two days and destroyed a large section of the 233,000 square-foot complex. A tanker shuttle had to be established to supply water for fire operations.
Access is limited by a single lane bridge on the only road to the site. The bridge made it impossible to bring aerial ladder trucks to the scene.
City officials sold the complex and 34 acres of land to a developer for $15,000 at a tax auction last year. The structure has been vacant nearly 20 years.