Fairfield brush fire delays Metro North New York City bound trains, injures three firefighters

  • Source: Connecticut Post
  • Published: 06/21/2020 08:33 PM

A brush fire that quickly intensified and spread across a large marsh area near the Fairfield station forced Metro North to suspend all train service for nearly two hours Sunday night. As the fire spread across a grassy, marsh between Chestnut Street and Grasmere Avenue additional help was called from Bridgeport and Norwalk. Seven engine companies, three ladder trucks and a rescue squad battled the stubborn blaze from three different locations before bringing it under control just before 10:30 p.m. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries during the fire. Aaron Donovan, a Metro North spokesman said the railroad was alerted of the fire at 9:15 p.m. and shut down all service on the New Haven and New York bound lines. Metro-North service was restored after 11 p.m. Sunday, but there were delays of up to 45 minutes past midnight.


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