UPDATE: Fire causes significant damage to ODOT garage in Vinton County

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UPDATE 12/8/17 @ 6:30 p.m.
An early morning fire at the Ohio Department of Transportation's garage in Vinton County has caused significant damage to the building that housed equipment, including snow trucks.

The fire broke out just after 5 a.m. Friday as crews were preparing for a day of pre-treating roads in Vinton County, should weekend snow showers cause any hazardous driving conditions.

Employees and some firefighters were able to evacuate the majority of the trucks and other equipment inside the garage, but one truck was destroyed.

ODOT officials say the fire is not expected to cause much of a concern or delay for battling winter weather conditions because the majority of the chemicals and salt were in other buildings and not damaged.

"We'll be able to continue on with what we need to do to keep the men and women of Ohio rolling with no problem," said ODOT PIO Matt Bruning.

Bruning said trucks were even out doing their job while crews were fighting the fire.

There is no word on what caused the fire. The State Fire Marshal was on scene investigating Friday.

Damage is estimated to be in the thousands of dollars range.



ORIGINAL STORY 12/8/17 @ 8:12 a.m.
A fire is burning at the Ohio Department of Transportation's garage in Vinton County.

The fire was reported early Friday morning.

According to emergency officials, crews are currently trying to remove equipment from the garage.

Several different fire departments are on scene.

No injuries have been reported.

WSAZ has a crew headed to the scene.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest information.



 
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