Vacant Mill Building Blaze in Naugatuck, CT

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November 16th, 2023

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The Naugatuck Fire Department was dispatched at 6 PM on September 25th regarding a blaze at a vacant mill building on Water Street, Naugatuck, CT. The mill’s connection to multiple buildings raised concerns with rescuers. All five buildings were empty at the time of the fire. The two-story building was in flames when firefighters arrived and since the building was known to be vacant, the plan was to have a defensive attack pouring water from outside the building. 

image of the vacant mill blaze in Naugatuck

The fire quickly spread to nearby buildings. Rescuers from other neighboring towns came in to assist the Naugatuck department. Within a few hours, authorities deemed the building structurally unsound and scheduled its demolition soon. The hefty smoke reached outside the area to nearby homes, necessitating evacuations. Streets remained closed until demolition was complete. Thankfully, no one was inside the buildings or hurt during the fire. The cause of the fire is still being investigated. Police searched the buildings before they were torn down as part of the investigation. 

Rescuers putting out hotspots hours later.

There have been many recent incidents of vacant buildings and businesses involved in a fire. Business owners should know the importance of protecting their unoccupied buildings and possible fire hazards. Risk Logic engineers can inspect and make recommendations on how to prevent fires at your business. If you would like to read other articles on vacant properties, please click here.

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Photograph of Water Street building before fire.