NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Firefighters were called to a vacant powder coating and paint plant for a fire around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.
News 8 has learned the fire started as a result of cutting torches.
The fire had been smoldering throughout the night until someone noticed it Wednesday morning.
DEEP officials are on their way to the scene as a precaution. There are no immediate health hazards.
New Haven Police are investigating it as a suspicious fire, according to standard procedure, but they do not believe it was intentional.
The fire caused road closures on State Street on Wednesday morning.