With the brush fire at Borelli Farm on the North Haven/Northford town line now burning for nearly two weeks after , the property owners can now be facing fines according to WTNH.
WTNH reported that the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is now involved with Dennis Schain stating: "They're flouting of the law and the violation of standards has caused problems for others. Smoke in the air [is] affecting neighbors. Run off from fighting the fire [is] bringing charcoal and depleting the oxygen in the nearby river killing the fish."
North Branford as the huge pile of brush had to dismantled by excavators. Seward shared the attached photo of excavators working on the pile.
According to the New Haven Register, Borrelli Farm has had two excavators from Quality Construction on the scene since Thursday morning. The Register also reported that the East Shore Health Department is also taking precautions and issued a warning saying:
"residents need to be aware and cautious if the fire generates smoke and odors onto their property. People may have to restrict outdoor activities, particularly those with exertion; preventing smoke from entering the home by keeping doors, windows and fireplace dampers closed and using air conditioners on the recirculation setting; and contacting a medical provider with any questions about physical symptoms or the worsening of a chronic respiratory or cardiac condition, according to Health Director Michael Pascucilla."