Crews in Norwich battled a multi-alarm fire at commercial building on North Main Street that houses an auto service center, on Sunday.
Eyenwitness News learned on the scene from fire officials that the fire appears accidental, in nature. Three people were working on a car, according to the fire chief Kenneth Scandariato, was a spill involving gas occurred and ignited. All three made it out of the building to safety.
Chief Scandariato told Eyewitness News that no mechanics, or firefighters were injured, despite the heavy smoke and intensity of the fire.
The fire was reported at the Kleemann Service Center at about 5 p.m. on Sunday. As of about 6:30 p.m., it appeared the fire was under control, and crews were looking for hot spots.
Traffic was being diverted onto Central Avenue. Crews from Occum Fire, Mohegan Tribal Fire Dept., Mashantucket-Pequot Tribal Fire Dept., and East Great Plain Fire also responded to assist.
No further details were immediately available.
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