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State Fire Marshal's Office investigating fire at Stratford business

STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - The State Fire Marshal's office is now investigating what caused a massive fire at a medical imaging company in Stratford Sunday afternoon.

A significant portion of the back of Kubtec's building, including the roof and walls had to be demolished after flames tore through the building.  Smoke could be seen billowing in the air for miles along Interstate 95.

According to the owner of Kubtec, the company designs, develops and manufactures medical imaging equipment for surgeons around the world who operate on breast cancer patients. Everything they do is out of their Stratford building. 

"We're really the American dream," owner, Vikram Butani told News 8.  "We are a small company, an American company and we'll do whatever it takes to get back up and running." 

Demolition crews came in Sunday evening to tear down the incinerated roof and back walls. The loading dock on the business was five feet deep in water from fighting the fire. 

 

 

The state fire marshal's office is now looking into what caused the fire.  They will be combing through surveillance footage in the area searching for clues. 

The area of Research Drive has been hit hard recently.  Two months ago, a speaker manufacturer burned to the ground. Nobody was hurt, but the company was forced to move to Florida. 

Butani says they'll get back up an running in Stratford as soon as possible. 

"It's a bump in the road, I'm sure we'll be okay," Butani added.  

Crews from Bridgeport supplied mutual aid.

No injuries have been reported.

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Authorities did not yet say what may have caused the fire.

The Office of State Fire Marshal is investigating the blaze.


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