VIDEO: Section of Yorktown Square Closed After Suspicious Fire


A section of Yorktown Square in south Windsor is closed after a fire behind the plaza earlier this week.

The fire broke out around 8:50 a.m. Tuesday. 

Chief Fire Prevention Officer John Lee says a pile of cardboard behind one of the businesses was set on fire.

Lee says the fire has blown out power to some businesses in the plaza but crews are on scene trying to resolve the issue.


Signs are posted after a fire forced a number of businesses in Yorktown Square to close, August 8 2019 (Photo by AM800's Rob Hindi)

DeZenio Salon is one of the businesses without power but started running off of a generator on Thursday. 

Rola Abikhalil is with the salon and admits it's been a tough couple of days.

"All of us actually, no air condition, no electricity, today we got generators so we're running of generators just to get our lights but no air conditioning and nothing to major just minor appliances that we're able to use in the salon like a blow dryer at a time, no washer, no dryer," says Abikhalil.

She also tells AM800 News business has been impacted.

"We had to turn them away, most of them were re-scheduled for next week because everyday we get different information as to when the electricity is going to be up and ready," says Abikhalil. "We have our regular clients and walk-ins a lot so we lost a lot of walk-ins because they come and we're closed or air condition, people can't sit in here and get their hair done while the air condition not up and running or the electricity," says Abikhalil 

It's unknown when power will be restored for businesses in that section of the plaza.

Some businesses impacted include a deli, a restaurant, a dollar store, a bank and a hardware store.

Damage is pegged at $20,000 and the cause has been listed as suspicious.

Windsor police were called in to investigate.