4 Alarm fire destroys mill building.
By CHRISTOPHER SARGIS, Correspondent | June 13, 2020 | CONNECTICUT
Story No. 061520100
Photo by Christopher SargisThe front of the building still showing the original signage of the Star Pin Company.
Photo by Christopher Sargis Derby Engine 12 flows their deckgun in conjunction with other master streams along the Delta side of the building.
Photo by Christopher Sargis Members from Shelton operate a master stream protecting an exposure building from the falling embers that were cast through the sky.
Shortly after 19:00 Calls started pouring into 911 centers across the lower Naugatuck Valley reporting a large column of smoke. Derby units leaving quarters called the working fire and advised that the fire was in Shelton on Canal St. The facility was once home to the Star Pin Company, originating in 1875 and operating for over 100 years manufacturing various types of pins and hairpins. Fire destroyed the 1.4 acre property. Fire Companiess from Shelton, Derby, and Ansonia operated throughout the night extinguishing the fire.
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