The Middletown Fire Department was dispatched for a structure fire on Midland Avenue in an occupied factory. As crews left headquarters they could see the header of smoke and called for the working fire assignment. First-arriving companies were met with heavy fire from all sides of a large brick factory. They went to an exterior attack and started to set up ladder pipes for an extended operation. Crews were expected to be on the scene for days as they got heavy machines to raze the building.
– Fire News photos by Kempter Fire Wire