Fire destroys historic Windsor Mill

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WELD COUNTY, Colo. -- A fire consumed the site of the historic Windsor Mill early Sunday and was contained later in the day, Windsor Severance Fire Rescue said.

A call reporting a commercial structure fire at 214 Main St. was received about 1:50 a.m.

Officials said the structure was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived and went defensive on the blaze, which was characterized as a "very large and hot fire."

Crews worked to protect surrounding businesses and prevented the fire from spreading.

The fire was contained about 9:15 a.m., and crews were working to clean up debris and put out hot spots.

No injuries were reported. Neighbors who find debris in their yards have been advised that it is likely foam insulation that isn't hazardous and can be thrown away.

There were approximately 40 fire personnel on the scene when the fire initially broke out.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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