The following highlights some of the notable fires or building collapses in the lower Valley in the past 10 years... Sept. 11, 2010:
Fire destroys the Housatonic Wire complex in Seymour. The building was slated to be the site of a new development. Jan. 6, 2014:
A four-story Howe Avenue building opposite the Shelton end of the Derby-Shelton Bridge burns and collapses, leaving five injured and several homeless.
June 26, 2014:
Four firefighters are injured as an overnight fire damages the Latex International Foam factory on River Road in Shelton. This blaze comes 11 years after the company's original site in Ansonia burned down (pictured). The company, now known as Talalay Global, was formed by executives from the Sponge Rubber Company, whose downtown Shelton plant was destroyed in 1975, one of several notable acts of arson in the city in the past 50 years.