Residents concerned about air quality following fire

BRIDGEPORT - Many Bridgeport residents are concerned about air quality following a weekend fire at a plant that used to make ammunition.

The fire started Saturday at the Remington Arms plant.

One area resident, Patricia Morales, says she can smell and taste the contaminants even though she has shut her windows.

Meanwhile, the Waltersville School which sits about 1/4 of a mile from the fire has moved recess indoors.

The Department of Environmental Protection says it is monitoring the air quality.

While at least one sample did show signs of asbestos, the DEP says the air in the area is safe.

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