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Norwalk Firefighters Battle Blaze At Roger Square Shopping Center

Flames can be seen at the Ludlow Shopping Centre at Roger Square in East Norwalk on Thursday afternoon.
Flames can be seen at the Ludlow Shopping Centre at Roger Square in East Norwalk on Thursday afternoon. Photo Credit: Rick Reardon
Flames can be seen at the Ludlow Shopping Centre at Roger Square in East Norwalk on Thursday afternoon.
Flames can be seen at the Ludlow Shopping Centre at Roger Square in East Norwalk on Thursday afternoon. Photo Credit: Rick Reardon
Workers deal with the cleanup after a fire at the Ludlow Shopping Centre at Roger Square in East Norwalk on Thursday afternoon.
Workers deal with the cleanup after a fire at the Ludlow Shopping Centre at Roger Square in East Norwalk on Thursday afternoon. Photo Credit: Rick Reardon

Updated: NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk firefighters were battling a structure fire at the shopping center at Roger Square on Thursday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 2:48 p.m. Thursday. Norwalk police reported that the roof of the Ludlow Shopping Centre had collapsed on the Winfield Street side.

Police were advising drivers to avoid the area of East Avenue at Winfield Street. Winfield Street is closed from East Avenue to Strawberry Hill Avenue.

According to The Hour , the building had been evacuated and firefighters were fighting the blaze from the outside. The Hour reported that the fire was believed to have started in the Speedy Mart.

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