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Firefighters battling blaze in Ansonia

Connecticut Post
Updated 10:38 pm, Friday, January 25, 2013

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  • Firefighters on the scene of a blaze inside a building which is part of Ansonia Copper and Brass in Ansonia, Conn. on Friday January 25, 2013. Photo: Christian Abraham / Connecticut Post
    Firefighters on the scene of a blaze inside a building which is part of Ansonia Copper and Brass in Ansonia, Conn. on Friday January 25, 2013. Photo: Christian Abraham

 

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ANSONIA -- Firefighters were near the end of battling a blaze that started late Friday afternoon at Ansonia Copper & Brass at 75 Liberty St.

Earlier reports had indicated the fire was at the Farrel Corp. factory at 25 Main St., which is nearby.

Firefighters attacked the fire from inside a service entrance to Ansonia Copper & Brass. They fought it through the roof as well.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known, nor the full extent of the damage, according to Assistant Chief Scott Trembley.

Trembley said one or two workers were believed to have been inside the building at the time the fire started, but they escaped without injury.

When firefighters arrived, the fire extended approximately 30 feet from the main level of the building up to the ceiling, Trembley said.

Firefighters were originally dispatched for a report of smoke on Liberty Street. Early on, firefighters were heard on the scanner saying the fire is "coming up the walls."

Seymour and Derby firefighters were also summoned to lend assistance.

Metro-North railroad service was suspended because of the fire. Firefighters accessed a water supply on West Main Street, which required them to run the hose over the railroad tracks near the building.