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Thursday July 25th, 2013

Posted at 11:44pm

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The investigation is complete into a devastating fire at an under-construction building in South Windsor.

Crews were called around 10:15pm Thursday night to the corner of Dougall and West Grand where a new commercial plaza was being built. The building was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

Video by reader Roberto Ingratta posted to the windsoriteDOTca Facebook wall

The fire appears to have originated on the second floor.

Firefighters used an aerial platform to fight the blaze from above and several hoses on all sides of the building.

Photo sent to us by reader Santino Pirrone

Photo sent to us by reader Santino Pirrone

Construction was wrapping up at the site when we last checked on it in June.

The original building, demolished last June, was assisted by the City of Windsor’s blight mitigation strategy and a sign was erected to praise the future of the property.

The property closed as a Shell gas station years ago and had since sat boarded-up and weed-covered.

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The new development included a 5,600 square foot, two story office and commercial building.

No one was injured as the building was unoccupied and under construction.

Officials say that the fire originated on the 2nd floor of the structure with $200,000 in damages.

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