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There was a small flare up in Bethel at Clarke Business Park yesterday afternoon in the building gutted by a fire on Sunday.  Bethel Volunteer Fire Department officials say black smoke was seen coming from the side of the building, and firefighters were able to extinguish the flames in about 10 minutes. 

On Sunday, firefighters from across the region spent more than 8 hours battling a fire in the commercial building.  

3 firefighters were transported to Danbury Hospital for evaluation.  The Bethel and State Fire Marshals are actively investigating the fire. 

Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company says crews attempted an interior attack but were forced out by the extreme heat.  The water system in the immediate area wasn’t supplying enough water to battle the fire.  A regional tanker strike team was activated and tankers brought water to the scene from a remote source. 

Responding departments included: Brookfield, Danbury, Newtown, Monroe, Shelton, Trumbull, Weston, Redding, West Redding, Georgetown, Ridgefield, Southbury, Middlebury, Wolcott, Prospect, Beacon Falls, and Roxbury.

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