Former Meat-Packing Building to Be Demolished After Fire in Beacon Falls

A former meat-packing facility in Beacon Falls will be demolished after a fire early Thursday morning.

Firefighters battled the fire at the former meat-packing building next to 234 Rimmon Hill Road for nearly six hours and said no one was injured.

A Facebook post from Beacon Hose Company 1 says Rimmon Hill Road will remain closed between Back Rimmon Road and West Road as crews work to overhaul, douse hotspots, and pack equipment. It’s not clear how long it will be closed.

The fire started at 2:30 a.m. and was out as of 8:20 a.m.

Crews from seven different communities, including Bethany, Oxford, Seymour and Southbury, provided mutual aid.

According to Jeremy Rodrigo, the public information officer, the high school is near the scene of the fire and school bus drivers were notified to use alternative routes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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