PITTSFIELD — Firefighters battled a blaze that destroyed an apartment building Sunday afternoon.

Several fire departments responded to the fire at the corner of Main Street and Peltoma Avenue.

The fire was first reported at 2:20 p.m., according to Anthony Jacobs, a dispatcher for the Somerset County Communications Center.

The building was still burning just after 4 p.m.

Several hundred onlookers watched from the campus of Maine Central Institute, across the street from the building, as firefighters battled the blaze.

No one had reported any injuries by 3:30 p.m., Jacobs said.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Fire departments from Pittsfield, Canaan, Fairfield, Hartland, Dexter, Skowhegan, Newport and St. Albans all responded to the scene.

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