Waterbury Fire was called to the vacant former Nova Dye and Print factory ant the intersection on Mill Street and East Liberty Street. Arriving units reported heavy smoke and fire showing from the 4 story mill structure which had been the scene of multiple fires in the past. With heavy fire moving quickly through the structure additional units were dispatched to assist companies on scene which quickly depleted most of the city's resources. Calls went out to Watertown, Wolcott, Naugatuck, and Middlebury for apparatus and manpower to cover the City. The raging fire sparked multiple brush fires in the adjacent neighborhoods and there was also a call for a possible house fire to the east on Baldwin St. Crews would use two ladder trucks and multiple masterstreams and handlines to knock down the majoority of the visible flames in about an hour but they would remain on the scene into the night pouring water on the hotspots.