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November 10, 2006 - Structure Fire - 200 South Main Street

EAST WINDSOR - No one was injured in a two-alarm fire that shut down Route 5 Friday afternoon. The fire started at about 2 p.m. in a mixed-use commercial complex at 200 South Main St. in the Warehouse Point section of town. Firefighters from Windsor Locks, Enfield, South Windsor, and Ellington helped the Warehouse Point and Broad Brook fire departments fight the blaze, Warehouse Point Fire Chief James Barton said. Fire officials did not yet know the fire's exact cause Friday. The building, which was being renovated, was not occupied at the time of the fire. Barton said they think the fire may have started near the first-floor bathroom area and moved quickly into the wall. "It is balloon frame, so the fire went into the attic," he added. The firefighters used two hydrants to fight the fire, Barton said. At about 3 p.m., Barton said, heavy fire was coming out of the roof. Firefighters got out of the attic area at that time. They then focused on the front of the building and started protecting the other exposures, Barton said. "We launched an interior attack" on the fire, he added, to contain the fire and keep it from going into the auto body shop nearby where there were highly flammable materials. "We did the best we could do. We had the fire under control about 4 p.m.," Barton said. The fire was fully contained by 9 p.m. After the fire was under control, the firefighters worked to pull the ceilings apart. "We were pulling ceilings because the fire got between the old roof and the new metal roof on top. The metal roof holds all the heat in," Barton said. "The guys did a real great job - it was a real comprehensive fire," Barton said. ©Journal Inquirer, 2006

The following photo gallery is a compilation of photos taken by Jamie Bancroft, Steven Long and Troy Gifford. They are in no specific order.