Fire Breaks Out at Fish Store in Vernon

The fire department is investigating a fire at Wet Pets in Vernon.

Vernon fire chief Stephen Eppler said a state police fire marshal spotted the fire at the Wet Pets fish store in a strip mall on Hartford Turnpike around 2:45 a.m. Friday.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and a small fire in the back of the store.

According to its website, Wet Pets has been in Vernon for 15 years and specializes in fresh and saltwater aquariums.

The status of the fish in the store is unknown.

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