2-alarm fire at UConn’s Depot Campus
STORRS - Firefighters are in the scene of a two-alarm fire at the University of Connecticut’s Depot Campus.
The fire is in a building on Middle Turnpike (Route 44).
Depot Campus is not the main campus of UConn. It’s a collection of brick buildings, many abandoned and boarded up. It was once the home of the Mansfield Training School, an institution for the mentally ill.
Several fire departments are fighting the blaze including Mansfield, Tolland, North Coventry, Columbia and Willington fire departments along with the Coventry Volunteer Fire Association.