Massive blaze hits abandoned industrial building
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters in Waterbury are continuing to pour water on an abandoned factory that went up in flames.
The blaze erupted Monday night in the former Ansonia Copper & Brass Company, shooting flames and billowing smoke high into the air above the city’s South End.
No injuries were reported.
The Republican American newspaper reports that city officials had been hoping to find a developer for the 110,000-square-foot building on the Naugatuck River.
Fire crews worked to contain the fire and keep it from spreading to a nearby gas-fired power plant.
Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary called the work of the city’s fire department “miraculous.”
The blaze, which is under investigation, was still smoldering Tuesday morning.
Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com