Rex Forge, a Plantsville, Conn., producer of forged parts
for the automotive industry, suffered a fire last week that caused part of a
building to collapse. As a result, some waste oil spilled into the nearby
Quinnipiac River. Fortunately, there were no fatalities among the 80 employees
on-site at the time of the fire, though some were treated for minor injuries.
The cause of the fire has yet to be officially determined. The blaze destroyed
part of a facility that has housed the company since 1867. The oil spill has
been mostly cleaned up and the Quinnipiac River is now at minimal risk,
according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
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