Fire at Swift Spinning Mill

Columbus firefighters were called to a blaze at Swift Spinning Mill at J.R. Allen Parkway and Gateway Road. Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services Deputy Chief Robert Futrell said at 4:45 p.m. the fire was under control.

"We got it knocked down," Futrell said.

The department was taking no chances. At least seven stations responded to the call, including three fire trucks and four EMS vehicles.

A reporter on the scene said shortly after 5 p.m. that she could smell and see smoke, but there were no visible flames. A firefighter told her that they were trying to get water to the building.

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