Smokey Fire At Bridgeport Industrial Building
(CBS Connecticut)– Bridgeport firefighters were called to a fire in the former Remington Arms factory late Tuesday morning. The fire in the five-stor building eventually grew to three alarms, fueled in part by oil-soaked timber floors in the old manufacturing building.
Firefighters say the same time the fire was reported in the vacant building on Barnum Avenue near Helen Street, they were called to a separate fire a block down on Barnum Avenue, in the former office area of the factory.
Both fires remain under investigation. Fire officials say the blazes are suspicious, based on their timing and proximity.
Approximately 60 firefighters battled the blaze. Departments from Fairfield and Stratford covered Bridgeport fire houses while the crews were out.