Two firefighters injured in Williston warehouse fire

Published: Sep. 23, 2020 at 5:26 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2020 at 8:38 AM EDT
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WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Williston firefighters responded to an overnight blaze at a warehouse and two crew members were injured.

It happened at the Vermont Commercial Warehouse off Boyer Circle around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say two firefighters were injured while battling the flames. Only one had to be transported to the hospital for further evaluation.

Firefighter Prescott Nadeau says the blaze was knocked down in an hour, but the ceiling was what made it tough to fight.

“The fire was a bit stubborn. It made its way into the ceiling of the outbuilding, which houses a fire pump for the commercial warehouse, so firefighters worked diligently to make sure we extinguished all the fire, not just in the building itself, but all up in the ceiling area, as well,” he said.

Williston warehouse fire
Williston warehouse fire(Courtesy: Williston Fire Department)

Multiple units responded to the fire because of staffing shortages at the Williston Fire Department.

Nadeau says the police department also helped out, pulling nearly 400 feet of hose to the far side of the building.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but officials say it does not appear to be suspicious.

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