Fire Breaks Out at Stop & Shop Parking Lot in Hartford

A mulch fire caused quite the scene at the Stop & Shop on New Park Avenue in Hartford Tuesday.

Fire officials said crews responded to a report of a fire just after 3 p.m. When they arrived, they found a mulch fire that had extended to two vehicles.

Firefighters extinguished the fire, which damaged an area approximately 20 feet by 40 feet. No one was hurt, but the flames did cause a spectacle.

“It started off a little bit of smoke so when I saw that I ran inside and got somebody. And the wind took it and it spread to the bushes and the tree and everything. It was crazy,” said witness Brittney Varreroni.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

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