Air quality is not a risk, but all commercial and recreational fishing is prohibited in Long Island Sound from Norwalk to Milford this morning as officials try to determine the safety of the water as a fire in a coastal factory continues to rage in Bridgeport.
The U.S. Coast Guard and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection remain Friday morning, Sept. 12, on the scene of what officials now say is a five-alarm fire that burned overnight in Bridgeport. Factories on Seaview Avenue — a perfume company and a roofing company — have been destroyed.
A foamy substance with a red tint was observed in the water, so the Coast Guard will fly a helicopter this morning over the harbor and along the shoreline to determine its spread.
As a precaution, all commercial and recreational fishing is prohibited from Norwalk to Milford while tests are completed, according to Coast Guard Capt. Ed Cubanski.
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