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Five-alarm blaze brings down mill warehouse


'It's another piece of history Charlton loses'



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Firefighters were still at the scene Friday, July 27, more than 12 hours after the fire started. Amanda Collins. (click for larger version)
July 30, 2012
CHARLTON — Ordinarily, Stuart Milner's truck and trailer would be parked in a warehouse behind the former Charlton Woolen Mill, where he's stored it for the last half a dozen years.

On Thursday night, July 26, the Spencer resident got a call while driving the truck — with the trailer in tow — home from Pennsylvania asking if the items were in their usual spot.

Around 9 p.m., a fire started in the warehouse that would reduce it and everything stored inside to rubble, damage neighboring buildings and send six firefighters to the hospital.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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