Multiple fire departments battle fire at Marinette Knitting Mills

MARINETTE, Wis. - Multiple departments were called to the old Marinette Knitting Mills site at Pierce Avenue and Daggett Street for reports of a fire just before 11:00 a.m. Thursday. MABAS was activated forcing seven fire departments to respond with more than 50 firefighters working to put out the fire. 

The Marinette Fire Department said the scene was cleared around 7:30 Thursday afternoon. No injuries were reported, but the building is a total loss. The building had a value of $50,000, while the contents in the building were about $25,000.

Authorities say the fire was caused by an employee working with a blowtorch to cut piping in the basement.

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