State investigators will try to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a vacant manufacturer’s storage building on Railroad Street on Friday afternoon, according to reports.

Children were seen running from the building as firefighters arrived, said Dorset Fire Chief John Sullivan.

Units were dispatched to 2260 Railroad St. around 1:50 p.m., Sullivan said. Upon arrival, they found the one-story block-and-steel building fully engulfed in flames, he said.

Fire personnel and equipment from Andover and Wayne Township assisted at the scene, Sullivan said.

Crews spent two hours at the scene, he said. No injuries were reported.

The 35 by 25-foot building contained boxes of plastic pellets, and served as a storage building for the long-closed manufacturing business, Sullivan said. The owner, a Texas firm, was notified, he said.

“(The building) had been vacant for a couple years and was for sale,” Sullivan said.

Fire made the building unsafe and unsteady, so an excavating company was called to knock the remains to the ground, Sullivan said.

The state fire marshal’s office has been contacted to help investigate the cause, he said.

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