UPDATE: Crews Cleaning up Scene of House Fire on Vermont Ave. in Bristol, VA
(UPDATE: 10:30 a.m) Donald Farley, Bristol, VA Fire Department Battalion Chief tells Supertalk the following updates:
-The firefighter taken to the hospital suffered minor injuries, but has since returned to duty.
-Multiple animals including two dogs and two cats were rescued from the home, crews are still searching to see if any other animals were inside.
-Crews are cleaning up the fire.
-Multiple agencies responded including the Bristol, VA Police Department and Bristol, TN Fire Department.
The Bristol, VA Fire Department and other areas crews are working a house fire that occurred early Thursday morning.
According to Donald Farley, Bristol, VA Fire Department Battalion Chief, they were dispatched to a house fire at the 1100 block of Vermont Avenue just after 5:00 a.m. He says two occupants were inside, and were able to escape safely before calling 911. As of 7:15 a.m, crews were still battling the fire, and Farley says one firefighter was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. The Red Cross has been notified. Multiple agencies including the Bristol, VA Fire Department and Bristol, VA Police Department are on scene.
We’ll keep you updated on this developing story.
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