Large Brush Fire Burns in Milford

The fire was burning out of control just off Route 1 near Schoolhouse Road.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A large brush fire brought Metro-North and Amtrak service to a standstill on Monday evening in Milford. It took crews several hours to get under control.

    Firefighters were battling a large brush fire off Route 1 in Milford on Monday evening.

    The fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. near the railroad tracks by Schoolhouse Road and firefighters are still dealing with hotspots on Tuesday morning.

    Fire companies from Stratford were called in to help Milford firefighters try and contain the flames.

    The fire forced Metro North to suspend service around 7 p.m. and Amtrak to delay all service from New York to New Haven.

    Milford Brush Fire

    [HAR] Milford Brush Fire
    A large brush fire brought Metro-North and Amtrak service to a standstill on Monday evening in Milford. It took crews several hours to get under control.

    Witnesses reported seeing thick black smoke from Interstate 95.