BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A massive extra-alarm fire broke out Thursday night in a factory building in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. Thursday at the building at 2102 Seaview Ave. in Bridgeport, officials told CBS affiliate WFSB-TV in Hartford.
Residents of nine nearby homes were evacuated to nearby St. Ambrose Church, the station reported. Hot embers were falling on some roofs, and siding was reportedly melting, the station reported.
Sources said there was a partial collapse in the fourth-alarm fire, which houses two businesses, the station reported. The businesses include a roofing company and a recycled perfume company, WFSB reported.
Explosions were reported in the fire because of the perfume company and due to a broken gas line, the station reported.
An Instragram photo from the scene showed a ball of flames blasting into the air as if from an explosion.
Two firefighters at the scene suffered from heat stroke and were hospitalized, the station reported. The fire also left 1,400 customers without power after electricity had to be shut off, WFSB reported.
The station reported fire crews will be on the scene for about four days as the risk of hot spots persists.
Stratford and Fairfield firefighters responded along with Bridgeport crews, WFSB reported.
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