(East Hartford, CT/WTIC) – Fire officials in East Hartford say the blaze that destroyed a store in town late last night was electrical in nature.

Assistant Fire Chief Wiliam Perez the fire was reported just before midnight at the Welcome Market on Main Street when a passerby called 911.

He says it appears the fire started in a basement electrical panel.

No injuries were reported and it took around three dozen firefighters about an hour to knock down the blaze.

A neighboring store also sustained minor damage, Perez said.


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