PORTLAND, CT (WFSB) - Firefighters battled a structure fire at a vacant building in the area of Main Street and Marlborough Street in Portland on Wednesday morning.

Elmcrest Hospital fire

Firefighters responded to the old Elmcrest Hospital property in Portland for a fire the morning of Oct. 20.

According to fire officials, the incident broke out at a building in the back of the old Elmcrest Hospital site at 69 Marlborough St. 

Crews had trouble gaining access to the building due to the amount of overgrowth and narrow pathways.

It took firefighters about two hours to get the flames under control.

Traffic was impacted on Wednesday morning due to a road closure in the area.

The building at the old mental hospital has been vacant for years. 

The Elmcrest Hospital closed in 2006 and the property has since fallen into disrepair.

Officials said the fire is under investigation by the Portland and State Fire Marshal's office.

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