Note: This story was last updated at 10 a.m. April 8.
CLINTON—Crews battled a fire inside the former Magnet Mills in Clinton on Thursday evening, and Clinton City Schools will be closed Friday, April 8.
Charles G. Seivers Boulevard was closed downtown Thursday night as crews fought the fire and prepared to remove items that were still smoldering inside.
Clinton City Schools said schools would be closed because of the fire and the roads that would be closed in the morning.
“This decision was made in an abundance of caution for the safety of our students and staff members,” school officials said.
The fire was reported at about 7:15 p.m. Thursday in one building at the former hosiery mill. The property includes two big, brick warehouse buildings next to CVS Pharmacy between Charles G. Seivers Boulevard and the Clinch River in downtown Clinton. [Read more…]