Thursday Afternoon Update From Fire Chief Brian Rooney:
Statement from Bridgeport Fire Chief Brian Rooney re: Warehouse fire investigation:
The Bridgeport Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause and origin of the fire at the former Casco Products building in the City’s West End. No determination about the cause and origin of the fire has been made, and the investigation is likely to take several weeks. Any reports about how the fire was ignited are merely speculative at this time. Anyone with any information regarding the warehouse fire is asked to call the Fire Marshal’s office at 203.576.7685.
“I set that shit on fire.” At the 4:30 mark of this YouTube video a young male appears to say that. The fire broke out last Thursday night wiping out a vacant building in the West End that most recently housed Nest Arts. It also tested the resilience of city firefighters under difficult conditions. Fire officials are investigating the cause.
Could a cigarette cause this? A shout out to Andy Fardy, retired city arson investigator.