FAIRFIELD - Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.) is urging home and business owners to make sure their roofs are free of snow and ice buildup following a recent rash of roof collapses.

However, the Fairfield Fire Department is recommending that homeowners stay off of their roofs and instead hire a licensed contractor to take care of the problem.

Deputy Chief Arthur Reid says even flat roofs can be hazardous. Fairfield firefighters also say caution needs to be taken when using roof rakes.

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