Debris catches fire at old tannery

For the second time in a little more than a year, fire crews were called to fight a blaze at the long-defunct Mohawk Tannery.

Nashua Fire Rescue responded to small fire at the site early Sunday evening.

Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien said a small pile of debris near the main entrance caught fire. As of Sunday evening, the fire was under investigation, he said. Crews were called to the site after neighbors reported seeing smoke coming from the building around 5 p.m.

The Mohawk Tannery, on Fairmont Street, operated from 1924-84, across from the Nashua River and what is now Mine Falls Park.

There were no injuries in the Sunday night fire, and there was no structural damage, either.

In October 2007, there was a “suspicious” fire that destroyed a wooden building at the tannery.