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Tuesday, January 21 News

Barbershop burns overnight in Norwalk

NORWALK — Officials are investigating after a fire early Sunday morning gutted the inside a barbershop that was set to open on Connecticut Avenue.

Firefighters were called to a fire at 108 Connecticut Avenue at 1:13 a.m., the Norwalk Fire Department said. The single-story commercial building sits directly across the street from a fire department.

The fire was quickly put out, “once firefighters gained entry into the structure” by cutting through a roll-up security door that covered the front of the building, authorities said.

“The renovated building was set to open in a couple weeks, as a barber shop,” fire officials said.

The blaze did not reach any of the surrounding buildings, but firefighters positioned trucks near a commercial warehouse that abuts the building as a precaution, officials said.

Police closed off one block of Connecticut Avenue while firefighters worked to put out the blaze, and reopened the road about an hour later.

Officials say they are investigating the cause of the fire.

Peter Yankowski|Reporter

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