NAUGATUCK, CT – At approximately 6:10pm on September 25, 2023, the Naugatuck Fire Department was dispatched to the old Lewis Engineering building at 238 Water Street for a building fire. First companies on scene found a vacant, two-story mill building already well-involved. A defensive attack was called and no members were sent inside. Mutual aid was called from several towns including Waterbury, Beacon Falls, Middlebury, and Prospect.
Waterbury, CT 3rd alarm 835 So. Main St. vacant building
05/27/23 Waterbury, CT – Waterbury FD companies found heavy fire issuing from a mill building complex at the site of the former Waterbury Companies, which has long been vacant. Crews had a difficult time accessing the area because of a river alongside and heavy vegetation. Three ladders, several multi-versals, and hand lines were used to control the fire which took about three hours. All Waterbury Fire Department companies were used to battle the blaze. The cause of the fire is suspicious. Several firefighters were evaluated for various medical conditions.
Glenn Duda, Allhandsworking
WATERBURY, CT – At approximately 9:30am February 25, 2021, the Waterbury Fire Department was dispatched to Albert Bros Inc. for a report of a large fire. Units arriving on scene at 225 E. Aurora Street found heavy fire in a scrap yard. The thick black column could be seen for miles. The Connecticut National Guard Civil Support Team responded to the fire along with DEEP due to the need to contain the runoff into the Naugatuck River. Albert Bros is a metal recycling business that has been in Waterbury since 1895.
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Walnut St. Fire (Waterbury, CT) 6/20/20
WATERBURY, CT – At approximately 8:00pm on June 20, 2020, the Waterbury Fire Department was dispatched to 81 Walnut Street for a reported house fire. First companies on scene found heavy fire showing from the 2nd and 3rd floors of a 2 1/2-story, wood frame. Fortunately all 10 family members made it out safely. The fire was put under control but not before special calling extra companies to the scene.
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Waterbury 725 Bank St Mill building fire:
07/30/18 Waterbury, CT – A long vacant mill building went up in flames in the city of Waterbury. The 1st call was received just before one o’clock. Companies reported that a large volume of fire could be seen while responding. Upon arrival, they had a four-story, mill building fully involved. Companies were hampered by difficult access to the building, including a natural gas plant as an exposure. Four ladder pipes and several multi-versals were used to darken down the heavy volume of fire after a two and a half hour firefight. Companies were expected to maintain a fire watch until the building is demolished. The cause of the fire is suspicious.
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