Firefighters respond to small fire at Post Office

The Naugatuck Fire Department responded to a small fire at the Naugatuck Post Office, 170 Water St., Thursday morning. –LUKE MARSHALL

The Naugatuck Fire Department responded to a small fire at the Naugatuck Post Office, 170 Water St., Thursday morning. –LUKE MARSHALL

NAUGATUCK — Firefighters responded to a small fire at the Naugatuck Post Office on Water Street Thursday.

The call came in at about 9:25 a.m. Fire Chief Ken Hanks said firefighters smelled electrical wires burning and located a small fire in a storage room, which houses oil, antifreeze and mechanical tools for post office vehicles. When firefighters arrived the sprinkler system was already activated in that room, he said.

The Post Office was briefly evacuated but as of roughly 10:30 a.m. firefighters had left the scene and the Post Office was open for business.

There were no injuries, and the minor damage was confined to the storage room, Hanks said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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