Around 7pm the first call went out for a fire at the abandoned factories at Hancock and Railroad Avenue.   The site has seen its share of fires over the winter but this time it affected three of the buildings.  Several firefighters were overcome with heat exhaustion and by the acidic smoke.  Two firefighters have been hospitalized due to heat exhaustion.  Trains passing were slowed to a crawl while traveling through the area.  The mayor’s office has been recommending residents to keep their windows closed to keep smoke from entering their homes. Shelton, Easton, Fairfield and Trumbull are few of the fire companies that provided mutual aid in fighting this fire.

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

Leave a Reply