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Authorities probing 2nd fire at state park construction site

March 24, 2019

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Officials are investigating a fire at a construction project at a seaside Connecticut park.

It’s the second fire to break out this week at the Silver Sands State Park Project in Milford.

Authorities say two large storage containers housing construction materials were found burning on Sunday.

The containers were part of the construction for a $9.1 million project to build a bathhouse, concessions stand and office space. They were scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend.

On Tuesday, a fire destroyed under-construction buildings on the site. There were no reports of injuries.

The project was a point of contention between state and city officials, some of whom considered it too large and expensive.

The Hartford Courant reports that authorities have not ruled out arson as a possibility in either fire.

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