Glastonbury factory destroyed in fire

Fire at Preferred Display Inc. in Glastonbury, Wednesday Nov 11, 2015. (Photo: WTNH - Report-It email)

GLASTONBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A major fire broke out Wednesday at a manufacturing factory in Glastonbury, causing extensive damage to the building.

A Glastonbury Official says a firefighter driving by noticed flames coming from the building and called it in. The official says the complex is made up of several cascading buildings and the entire facility appears to be destroyed. There were five significant collapses. An adjacent business was not harmed. Approximately 100 people worked at that factory. and their job status is unknown, according to the official. No one has been reported to be injured.

Firefighters from four Glastonbury departments responded to the fire, along with assistance from Wethersfield, Colchester, Hebron, and Marlborough. Water had to be pulled from a nearby brook and pond to combat the fire. Firefighters are expected to stay on scene throughout the night to hose down the building. The local and State Fire marshal are on scene.

Glastonbury Police and Fire dispatch say firefighters were battling a 2nd-alarm fire at the building.  The first alarm came in around 11:30am. The fire was called under control at 3:18pm.  Earlier in the day dispatch could not confirm if any nearby homes were evacuated, however DEEP told News 8 that people were asked to stay in their homes.

Fire officials have not confirmed with News 8 what the cause of the fire was.

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