An intense fire with multiple explosions has just broken out around 2 PM on Falls Avenue by the Oakville/Waterbury town line and emergency crews are on scene right now trying to get the raging blaze under control. At the moment, Watertown Avenue (Rt. 73) and Falls Avenue are both closed down and businesses in the area are currently without power.

Get our free mobile app

I just spoke with my dear friend Pete Morcey, the owner of Brass City Tattoo, which is located on Watertown Avenue right at the intersection of Falls Avenue.

Pete told me that they heard a couple of loud explosions that shook the building, and their power went out shortly afterwards. Pete and the artists of Brass City Tattoo went right outside of their shop and captured the moment just as first responders arrived on scene.

Credit - Peter Morcey

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

50 Most Popular Chain Restaurants in America

YouGov investigated the most popular dining brands in the country, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context on the findings. Read on to look through America's vast and divergent variety of restaurants—maybe you'll even find a favorite or two.