2 days later, crews clear scene of large Willimantic fire


WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — The massive fire which sparked at the Willimantic Waste Paper Co. is finally out on Tuesday.

The fire broke out on Sunday morning and prompted a multi-day response from several area fire departments.Related Content: Local diner helps crews as the Willimantic fire burns 24 hours later

Crews finally left the scene around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, nearly 48 hours after it began.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said they are not seeing impacts in the air or any “fishkill related issues.”Related Content: Massive fire under control at Willimantic Waste Paper Co., area schools closed

The cause of that fire is still under investigation.

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