Firefighters Extinguish Commercial Fire in Shelton

By Audrey Washington
|  Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013  |  Updated 9:25 AM EDT
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Firefighters Extinguish Commercial Fire in Shelton

Steve Miller, NBC Connecticut

Firefighters battled a fire at the Apex Tool and Cutter Co. on Wednesday morning.

Firefighters have put out a two-alarm fire at a commercial building in Shelton and investigators are trying to determine what started it.

Officials believe that the fire started inside the vacant Apex Tool and Cutter Co. building on Canal Street around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting through the roof and windows. Smoke was visible from blocks away.

The fire burned for two hours. At one point, it jumped from the Apex Tool building to the Better Packages building next door, so firefighters were battling two fires in two different buildings.

Phillip White, the president of Better Packages, said the building sustained water damage and the computers on the main floor were damaged.

"It's mostly water damage. The roof had to be opened up to allow the firemen to do their job, but most of it is confined to areas that are not significant. Our production areas were mostly unscathed," White said.

The fire has been extinguished and no injuries are reported.

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