2-Alarm Fire at New Haven Strip Mall

Part of Whalley Avenue in New Haven was closed this morning after fire broke out at a strip mall at 1460 Whalley Ave., but has reopened.

The fire started in the back of Vip Dry Cleaners around 5:30 a.m. and firefighters opened a hole in the roof over the dry cleaner and a salon to ensure fire had not spread.

It's not clear where the fire started or how many businesses it spread to, but there was heavy smoke at Bruegger's Bagels when firefighters arrived.

It's not clear if anyone was inside.

Fire officials said a good firewall prevented the fire from doing further damage, but the strip mall will be closed at least for today.

The health inspector will be heading to the scene to check Bruegger’s Bagels before it can open.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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