There may be something fishy with the fire that swept through the Latex International bedding factory early this morning. The fire marshal has been called in to investigate.
According to published reports, the fire began in the basement dryers at around 12:50 a.m. while about 50 employees were inside — everyone escaped without injury.
At 2:51 a.m. Orange Volunteer firefighters were en route to Derby on a mutual aid call. (This was posted on the Orange Live Facebook page)
Orange “covered” the town while its firefighters were assisting Shelton along with Trumbull, Ansonia, Stratford and other departments in fighting a huge fire in the Latex International Foam Factory, 510 River Road, Shelton.
At around 4:30 a.m. Shelton requested Orange at the fire scene to help with fire suppression. Then, around 6:45 a.m. our Rescue 1 truck was on its way to Shelton as well.