BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Fire has burned through a factory building in Bridgeport, sending two firefighters to the hospital and causing train delays on Metro-North Railroad.

The fire began about 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nest Arts Factory building and burned its way into a second interconnected building. Both structures are believed to be vacant.

Two firefighters have been hospitalized for heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation. They are expected to be released.

Metro-North trains had to be slowed as they approached the site because of the heavy smoke.

The Connecticut Post reports ( ) that the block-long factory building once housed a plant that made automobile components, such as cigarette lighters and electronic sensors. Most recently it has been a space for concerts, films and art exhibits.
Information from: Connecticut Post,

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


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