Silver Sands State Park To Reopen Friday After Fire

Fire destroyed three buildings at the park on Tuesday.

Silver Sands State Park in Milford will reopen Friday after a fire Tuesday destroyed three buildings that were part of a multi-million dollar construction project.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said parts of the park will remain off-limits and will be fenced off. The main parking area, beach and boardwalk will be open to visitors through the beach service road. The current boardwalk to the beach was already closed due to the recent construction.

DEEP said there are no ongoing environmental or health risks due to the damage from the fire.

The buildings that were destroyed were part of a multi-million dollar construction project. The buildings housed a concession stand and dining area, public restrooms and an office to serve visitors of the park, according to fire officials.

Construction began on the buildings in 2018. The nearly completed buildings were scheduled to be open for Memorial Day weekend.

Investigators continue work to determine the cause of the fire. EnCon Police, the State Fire Marshal and Connecticut State Police Fire and Explosion Unit are all investigating.

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