Fire damages garage at Niantic landscape business

East Lyme – Firefighters have extinguished a blaze that damaged a two-bay garage at Hayes Services LLC, a landscaping, dumpster and plowing company headquartered at 15 Colton Road.

The fire was reported today at 2:08 p.m. Firefighters from Niantic and Flanders departments arrived to find the wooden structure burning with heavy smoke billowing out of the eaves, according to East Lyme Fire Marshal Richard Morris.

The losses include a variety of landscaping equipment and a trailer. Morris said he had just started his investigation into the cause of the fire.

“I’m just happy no one got hurt,” business owner Kurt Hayes said.


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