Part of Howe Street, Shelton Closed for Fire Investigation

Crews continue to investigate a devastating fire.

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014  |  Updated 10:47 AM EDT
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Neighbors are lending a hand after a devastating overnight fire at an apartment building in Shelton.

Neighbors are lending a hand after a devastating overnight fire at an apartment building in Shelton.

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A block of Howe Avenue in Shelton will be closed for much of today as emergency crews continue to investigate a devastating fire earlier this week. 

Five people were rushed to the hospital after fire broke out at 446 Howe Avenue around 11:45 p.m. on Sunday. The more than 100-year-old building that housed six businesses, as well as apartments, collapsed during the blaze.

The fire took everything residents owned and changed the landscape of an entire block.

Out of that fire, a community effort was born to provide for the families who lost so much. 

It started on Facebook and grew as people dropped off clothing, toiletries and many other items.

Howe Avenue will be closed between Bridge and Center streets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today because of the fire investigation, police said.

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