Firefighters are battling a large fire at a vacant three-story building at Lafayette Street and Church Street South in New Haven this morning.
The fire was raging on all three floors of the structure when firefighters arrived and crews decided to attack the blaze from outside rather than go inside.
Much of the fire appears to be out, but crews continue to battle hotspots and traffic in the area might be diverted throughout the morning.
Officials said they do not believe anyone was in the building and plan to go inside when possible.
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