Johnson City police said Friday officers found the 17-year-old inside the historic building at 500 West Walnut St. minutes before officers saw flames coming from the third floor. Police had been called there to check on an unauthorized person in the building.
Fire and police investigators are continuing to interview witnesses and gather evidence in a Sunday night fire that ripped through part of the old General Mills facility, according to city officials.
Johnson City police responded to a burglary in progress at the Model Mill minutes before the Johnson City Fire Department arrived to fight a massive fire at the mill complex. Johnson City Police Chief Mark Sirois said in a news conference a
Updated Sep 27, 2016 at 11:08 AM
When Johnson City’s Model Mill burned late Sunday night, crowds on each side of the property were filled with emotion as they watched the
Updated Sep 26, 2016 at 5:41 PM
The General Mills property was burglarized early Sunday morning — about 16 hours before a two-alarm fire destroyed a portion of the defunct
Updated Sep 26, 2016 at 5:33 PM
Gary Mabrey, the leader of the organization that owns — and was weeks away from selling — the Model Mill, said he watched a live video stream of the 107-year-old building burning Sunday night from out of town.
I saw the smoke from my back deck on Sevier and Locust. My roommate and friend jumped in the car to see what was happening and started to call 911.
Nineteen Johnson City firefighters responded to a massive fire at the old General Mills building around 9:20 p.m. Sunday. When firefighters arrived, the Sevier Street side of the building was on fire. From two ladder trucks, firefighters poured the