Fire officials say that a fire had started in a dumpster and then extended to the building behind the post office at 754 Chapel Street.
Car 33 reporting a working fire @ 754 Chapel. Fire in a dumpster extending to the building— New Haven Fire (@NewHavenFire) April 18, 2019
The Fire Chief told News 8 that there is no damage to the building behind the post office but that the building filled with smoke.
Part of State Street and Chapel Street were blocked off while crews investigated.
Working fire in New Haven with Extention. Crews starting aggressive attack with 2 1/2s @newsgirlct @NewHavenFire @newhavenindy @fireengineering @Truckoic pic.twitter.com/kyO3XnKaAn— Frank Ricci (@RicciSCOTUS) April 18, 2019
It’s unclear if anyone was injured or what caused the dumpster fire at this time.