Massive fire destroys vacant, historic former factory in Connecticut

  • Source: Journal Inquirer
  • Published: 03/25/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A massive fire broke out this morning at the long vacant former Casket Building on North River Street, destroying what was left of the building just as the town planned to have it be part of the new transit system through the Thompsonville section and as it also sought to have the site added to the National Register of Historic Places. According to Town Manager Christopher Bromson's Facebook page, the third alarm fire was reported at 6:14 a.m. and caused a partial collapse of the building, which is located at 33 N. River St. and is owned by the town. Firefighters from the town's five fire departments battled the blaze, assisted by firefighters from surrounding departments. The State Historic Preservation Office was scheduled to vote Friday on the town's nomination to have the former factory listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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