Huge fireplace totally engulfs Enfield mill, shall be demolished

DEEP was additionally on the scene assessing close by water and likewise air high quality as a result of smoke and the age of the constructing.

ENFIELD, Conn. — Crews have been on the scene of a giant fireplace at a mill constructing within the Thompsonville-section of Enfield on Wednesday morning. 

Video taken by Deputy Chief Mark Zarcaro, of the Hazardville Hearth Division, exhibits flames capturing out of the home windows of the constructing on North River Avenue. 

Based on Zarcaro, they obtained an alert concerning the fireplace round 6:40 a.m. 

When the hearth chief from the Thompsonville fireplace district arrived together with different crews, they discovered the constructing totally concerned. Thompsonville Hearth Chief Dave Deskis stated each ground had fireplace popping out of it. 

Deskis stated there have been experiences of individuals across the constructing this morning however the fireplace marshal is investigating and can’t verify the reason for the hearth presently. 

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Amtrak service had been minimize for practically a full day whereas crews labored on the scene.

Greater than 541 clients misplaced energy out in line with Eversource, however energy has been restored to majority of shoppers presently. Deskis stated they can not permit trains till the tracks have been cleared of particles.

Right now no accidents have been reported. 

DEEP can be on the scene assessing close by water and likewise air high quality as a result of smoke and the age of the constructing.

In a press release, DEEP reported the city of Enfield has retained a contractor to conduct environmental remediation.

“Some of the building materials contain asbestos, so the contractor will conduct air monitoring of the area. Run-off is going into the nearby Connecticut River, though no oil sheen or fishkill has been observed at this time,”  officers wrote.

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Based on DEEP, the mill will have to be demolished and one other contractor has been retained to conduct demolition and asbestos abatement. DEEP says they will even supervise these actions.

Water samples have been taken from the location of the hearth and given to a laboratory for testing, says DEEP. 

DEEP officers will keep on the scene “for the duration while any activities that may generate dust or vapors may occur.”


A part of the constructing did collapse, stated Deskis, and the city’s constructing division is on the scene to evaluate the harm.

The constructing was once a casket issue however in recent times might have been used for different issues, although it is unsure presently. It’s owned by the city of Enfield.

Historians say the constructing was in-built 1915 and housed plenty of companies through the years, together with making {hardware} for caskets.

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In 2005, it was offered to the City of Enfield for potential use as a commuter rail station and group hub, in line with CT Mills — Making Locations of Connecticut.  


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