An abandoned motorized
camper inside a fenced-in lot on Frog Pond Lane caught fire Tuesday afternoon.
Reports of heavy smoke
and fire came into the Stratford Fire Department at 12:53 p.m., the first unit
arrived at the scene at 12:59 p.m. and the fire was placed under control at
1:30 p.m., fire department spokesperson Jon Gottfried said in a release.
The fenced-in lot was
previously the Raybestos Memorial Field and is across from the Stratford Public
Works fleet garage, Gottfried said.
As firefighters worked
to douse the flames, nearby Patterson Avenue was closed to traffic so a water
supply line could be stretched across the road, he added.
Gottfried said the fire
marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire and as of the time of
the release, the owner of the property and vehicle were not