FD: 2-alarm fire damages Milford businesses
MILFORD — Three businesses saw heavy smoke and fire damage during a two-alarm blaze late Wednesday night, according to the fire department.
The city’s 911 dispatch center started getting calls around 10:25 p.m. for a reported building fire in the area of Naugatuck and Bridgeport avenues, fire officials said.
Fire crews from the nearby Naugatuck Avenue station were on scene within two minutes and confirmed a working fire at 192 Bridgeport Ave., in the Devon neighborhood.
“The building had heavy smoke from the front and fire showing from the rear as crews began to attack the fire,” fire officials said. “Crews initiated an aggressive interior attack with fire hoses while additional units went to the roof to ventilate the building by cutting holes in the roof.”
A second alarm was struck by the incident commander on scene, bringing additional fire units to battle the blaze from Stratford. Crews from the West Shore Fire Department covered the city’s fire stations.
The building houses three stores, which each had heavy fire and smoke damage, fire officials said.
Crews declared the flames under control by 10:30 p.m., but firefighters remained on scene throughout the night to fully extinguish the blaze and douse any potential hotspots.
Fire officials said the building was built in 1910.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the fire marshal.