Small fire rekindles at Swift Mill

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Firefighters were called back to the old Swift Mill Monday night to extinguish a small fire. Firemen doused smoldering hot spots—an ongoing problem since the facility caught on fire November 5th.

Demolition crews started last week tearing down dangerous walls as a safety hazard. Firefighters said the removal of rubble is causing the smolder to intensify.  Crews are keeping a close eye on the situation.

Two people of interest still have not come forward.  Fire investigators said the men are not suspects, but were seen near the fire and may hold some clues about how the fire may have started.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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