Fire Impacts Three West Hartford Center Businesses

Fire investigators say a blaze that started early Tuesday at Reuben’s Deli on LaSalle Road appears to be accidental. The fire was reported shortly after 1:30 a.m. in the business, which was closed for renovations.

Two adjacent businesses– Central Optica and McLadden’s Irish Publick House– suffered minor smoke and water damage from the fire, authorities said.

No injures were reported and the exact cause of the fire remained under investigation late Tuesday morning.

Reuben’s recently received a $47,500 matching grant from the State of Connecticut for an expansion project.

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