Roof of historic mill building in Alamance County collapses

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The roof of a historic mill collapsed Saturday night in Alamance County in an area that had plans to house 11 apartments. (Zachary Wonderlie/WGHP)

GRAHAM, N.C. — The roof of a historic mill collapsed Saturday night in Alamance County in an area that had plans to house 11 apartments, according to Graham Mayor Jerry Peterman.

Graham firefighters were called shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday to the loading area of Oneida Cotton Mills at West Market and Oneida streets.

No injuries were reported, according to Mayor Peterman, who is also a firefighter. Snow accumulation is said to have been the likely cause.

The site was originally constructed in 1882 with an expansion in 1887 and was the first cotton mill in Graham, according to the Burlington Times-News.

Third Wave Housing of Winston-Salem had planned to renovate the mill, but construction had not yet started. There is currently no cost estimate of damage.