- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A fire department dispatcher says an electrical fire that broke out at a private company in New Haven was nearly contained by Saturday night.

He says everyone who was in the building was able to get out and no one was injured. Also, no hazardous chemicals were involved.

The fire started in a power transfer station at the company and the electricity had to be turned off. Smoke billowing in the air was seen for miles. WFSB-TV reported that Interstates 95 and 91 were shut down in both directions, but later reopened.

The dispatcher says he doesn’t know the name of the company, but it is located near some oil terminals on Forbes Avenue.

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