Rome Firefighters worked tirelessly Thursday morning to extinguish a fire at the old foundry building on Decatur Street.

Rome Fire Department Division Chief Brad Roberson said that they were dispatched just before 6am but by the time they arrived the building was already heavily involved.

Firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading.

The buildings have been abandoned for some time.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of fire.