Hutchinson firefighters investigate arson at abandoned mill

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KWCH) Hutchinson fire investigators rule a fire at an abandoned mill as arson.

Crews were called out to 18 South Lorraine shortly before 3 p.m. on Friday.

Initial arriving units reported a working fire in a 6-story abandoned mill. Neighbors had said they saw children in the windows of the building and running from the scene.

Firefighters were able to quickly locate the fire and put it out. Flammable liquids were located on some tires on the second floor of the building.

Due to the report of children being in the building, firefighters searched the structure but found no one inside.

No one was hurt.

Anyone with information that can assist the Hutchinson Fire department or Police department is asked to call.