June 13, 2019–8:00 a.m.
A fire has destroyed one of the sections of the old foundry building on Decatur Street.
According to Rome Fire Department Division Chief Brad Roberson, the call came just before 6 a.m. and the building was already heavily involved when the first units arrived on the scene.
However, firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading.
“They are going to be out here for the next few hours doing overhaul and making sure they get all the fire out,” he said. “When they arrived, they were already a little behind with the advancement of the fire by the time someone called it in, but they did a good job getting it stopped and contained from getting into the other building.”
The buildings have been abandoned for some time.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.