One hospitalized after fire at auto body shop in New Haven, officials say

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File photo of a fire truck in New Haven, Connecticut.

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NEW HAVEN — An individual was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a fire at an auto body shop on Monday, a city official said.

Firefighters were called to Gillette Auto Body on Middletown Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Monday. The fire was limited to the exhaust duct system, causing moderate damage. The fire did not spread to other parts of the building and there was no structural damage, according to Rick Fontana, the city’s emergency operations manager.

An ambulance took a civilian to Yale New Haven Hospital with a non-life threatening injury. No firefighters were injured, Fontana added.

The New Haven Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the incident.

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