Yesterday I revisited the Parsons Mill with a friend that had not seen the devastation yet.
When the company went into bankruptcy, everyone was told to leave and the mill was locked up. Everything was left in place. All the machinery, rolls of paper, company archives, personnel files, everything was left in there.
The remainder of the building is now completely unsecured. besides the open doors from the fire men gaining entry, people have been breaking in for quite some time. Ransacking, vandalizing, and stealing anything of value.
A steady stream of people visited the site to take pictures, or scope the scrap metal opportunity. I saw two guys in a truck with scrap metal already in it. Overheard: We'll come back later.
Short Video of the fire dept putting out a hot spot 6 days after the fire.