Bridgeport firefighters investigating Seaside Park mulch fire

(File)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Bridgeport fire officials are investigating what may have caused a mulch fire in Seaside Park early Monday morning.

Bridgeport firefighters were dispatched to the west beach of Seaside Park around 1:00 a.m., after an officer in the area saw the fire. For about three hours, crews worked to control the burning pile of mulch.

According to Bridgeport firefighters, most fire crews had cleared the scene by around 4:00 a.m., but one company stayed behind as a precaution, monitoring for any hot spots that might reignite the pile. The Fire Marshal is conducting the investigation into the cause.

Locals have reported seeing flames from afar, and the smell of the fire wafted all the way to I-95, nearly a mile away. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was not called, and there were no out-of-town companies that provided mutual aid.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s