Bridgeport officials: Old factory must be demolished after fire

City council leaders have announced that the old Remington Arms plant in Bridgeport must come down after the buildings caught fire Saturday.Fire crews have been

BRIDGEPORT - City council leaders have announced that the old Remington Arms plant in Bridgeport must come down after the buildings caught fire Saturday.

Fire crews have been demolishing parts of the buildings just to get the fire under control. However, the state Department of Environmental Protection needs to finish testing the structure's asbestos levels before it can be taken down.

City officials say it could take more than a year to safely remove all of the plant's buildings.

The fire broke out at around 10:30 a.m. yesterday.

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