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'Large structure fire' at mill in downtown Kent

Flames were seen shooting into the sky as firefighters battled the blaze.

KENT, Ohio — Firefighters are at the scene of a "large structure fire" working to contain flames at a mill on North Water Street in downtown Kent.

Kent State University issued a "safety alert" advisory at 9:46 a.m. Friday recommending everybody to "please avoid the area" -- but also noted "there is no threat to the Kent Campus at this time."

Scribbles Coffee is among those posting about the fire on Twitter.

No additional details are immediately available, but 3News is working to confirm more information on this developing story.

"It's a sad day in Kent today," they tweeted. "We'll be closed for the rest of the day today. Our hearts are with the firefighters who are trying to contain this beast of a fire."

We streamed live video from the scene, which you can watch in the player below:

Multiple pictures and videos have also been posted on Twitter, which you can see below...


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on Dec. 1, 2022.

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