LOWELL, MASS. (WHDH) - Lowell firefighters extinguished a three-alarm blaze that broke out in an old mill building on Friday.

Fire crews responding to Tanner Street around 7 p.m. found heavy fire on the second and third floors of the unoccupied three-story building, according to Lowell Fire Chief Jeff Windward.

It took firefighters about 30 minutes to contain the blaze.

“It was pretty difficult to rip the boards off the windows,” Fire Chief Jeffery Winward said. “It used to be a baseball practice facility so they put these big plastic things on the windows and we had to rip all those off to be able to get water onto the fire. We had to hit it from the outside.”

There were no reported injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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