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Arson Suspected In Rubber Factory Fire

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Bridgeport fire officials say arson is suspected in a fire that heavily damaged an abandoned rubber factory.

The fire began at about 8 p.m. Tuesday at the former AGI Rubber Co. building on Stratford avenue.

Assistant Fire Chief William Hathaway tells the Connecticut Post that they found no squatters and nobody was injured fighting the fire in the two-story building, which was in foreclosure.

He says the building’s front entrance was sealed when firefighters arrived to find flames shooting from the first floor.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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