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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Shelton CT, Fire

7/7/2014 (Permalink)

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Firefighters quickly knocked down a fire at a latex factory in Shelton, which is the second time that the building caught on fire in less than a week.

  • Investigators look into latex factory fire in Shelton


    Thirteen years after a massive fire burned down a latex factory, it went up in flames again on Thursday.

    It started at the Latex Foam factory on River Road in Shelton just before 1 a.m. The fire was reported in the basement of the building where the large industrial dryers were kept. 

The fire was reported at the Latex Foam factory on River Road around 10:45 a.m. 

No injuries were reported. 

The same building caught on fire Thursday. That fire took hours to get under control and caused massive damage to the building.

All Latex Foam employees were able to evacuate safely, four firefighters sought treatment. Three were treated for heat exhaustion and the fourth suffered a broken arm. 

Investigators are still looking into the cause of that fire.

The company, which is owned by Latex International, has been part of the Naugatuck Valley for almost 40 years. It makes latex mattresses and pillows. 

About 180 workers are employed by the factory, according to Fisher. The business operates 24 hours a day.

For Monday's fire, fire officials said there was a city-wide response with a few calls for mutual aid.

The cause of the Monday's fire has determined, according to investigators.

This was not the first time the Latex Foam company has been in trouble.

Just last month, Latex International filed for bankruptcy. Two years ago, a former CEO and vice president were sentenced to federal prison for embezzling $3.5 million from the company.

For more information about Latex International, click here.

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