Squatter Likely Started 3-Alarm Fire in Former Danbury Factory

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A squatter staying in a vacant building may have started a three-alarm fire in a vacant Danbury factory Thursday afternoon, according to officials at the scene.

The Danbury fire chief said it appears the fire at 37 Maple Avenue started with a mattress.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke in the former factory and rang three alarms as a precaution, according to the chief.

No one was injured.

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