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Store damaged in 2-alarm East Hartford fire

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A commercial building burned on Main Street in East Hartford overnight. (iWitness) A commercial building burned on Main Street in East Hartford overnight. (iWitness)
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EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A two-alarm fire at a commercial building in East Hartford burned overnight.

Firefighters said they responded to the scene on Main Street just before midnight.

The street's intersection with Prospect Street was taped off on Thursday morning.

Smoke could be seen billowing from the building. A passerby reported seeing it as they drove by.

The Hartford Fire Department had to be called in for mutual aid.

Channel 3's crew spotted extensive damage inside the stores.

Dollar World and Welcome Market are the stores in the strip. Firefighters said the fire was contained to the market. Dollar World was largely spared, but had some smoke, fire and water damage.

The fire took about an hour to knock down.

No one was inside the building and no injuries were reported.

Investigators blamed a circuit breaker panel in the basement for the cause.

They said they deemed the market a total loss.

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