Update at 10:25 a.m. on April 20
The state has hit the owners of Borelli Farm with a violation, reports the New Haven Register. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection alleges the farm had a solid waste facility with no permit.
According to Lieutenant David Obier of the North Haven Fire Department, the April 10 brush fire at Borelli Farm in Northford is still burning.
Obier estimated that the brush fire covered around five acres and started in a very large pile of debris from the hurricane. He says the fire was most likely started due to spontaneous combustion and spread due to heat, dry air and winds.
Around 50 firefighters were on site to battle the flames for upwards of 16 hours, but they have since left the fire to burn out as Borelli Farms brings in excavators to dismantle the vast amount of storm debris.
"We haven't seen anything like this recently," said Obier, "but we have in the past, like at Peter's Rock. They're everywhere right now, though."