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Boston, Milton firefighters battle one-alarm blaze at vacant former paper mill

Firefighters extinguished the blaze. Boston Fire Department

Firefighters in Boston and Milton battled a one-alarm blaze on Monday morning at an abandoned building near the line between the two communities.

The Boston Fire Department said firefighters responded to 366 Truman Parkway at 7:38 a.m. for a report of smoke in the area, and they discovered a vacant building in a wooded area on the Milton side that was ablaze. Milton firefighters were notified and also responded.

The blaze was knocked down shortly before 10 a.m., the Boston Fire Department said on Twitter.

“Hitting hot spots,” the department tweeted. “No injuries reported.”

Marc Sanders, a Boston Fire Department spokesman, said city firefighters were informed by their counterparts in Milton that the building used to be a paper mill.


“It’s been abandoned for quite some time,” Sanders said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

As firefighters doused the building Monday morning, the Boston Fire Department tweeted photos of responders hosing it down while smoke billowed from the property.

“Difficult access to this building,” Hub firefighters tweeted “Milton Fire & BFD running multiple lines. @MassStatePolice assisting with traffic on Truman Parkway.”

Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.