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Firefighters battled a large fire in a building at Roger Williams Park in Providence.

Black smoke was billowing from the building Monday afternoon and could be seen around the city. The Providence Emergency Management Agency was asking people to avoid the area.

Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare says that firefighters were having "water issues" and were pulling water from a nearby pond.

Reports also indicate the building  had flammable chemicals stored inside.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries.

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