Fire heavily damages laundromat in Westbrook - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Fire heavily damages laundromat in Westbrook

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Crews battled a fire at a Westbrook laundromat on Thursday (iwitness) Crews battled a fire at a Westbrook laundromat on Thursday (iwitness)
WESTBROOK, CT (WFSB) -

A Westbrook laundromat was heavily damage by a fire on Wednesday afternoon.

Route 1 in Westbrook was shut down in both directions as crews battled the fire, which was reported at about 2 p.m. It has since reopened.

The fire broke out at Jet Laundrette, initially in a clothes dryer. Someone tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, but it wasn't enough.

Lack of manpower to fight the fire, combined with freezing wind-whipped winds, made the fire a difficult one to attack.

Ice also built up, causing hazardous conditions for firefighters.

No injuries were reported.

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