No animals were injured in fire that damaged the Springfield VT Animal Hospital on Thursday night. Employees saved all the animals who were at the facility and firefighters were able to knock down the fire quickly.
When the fire fighters arrived shortly before 8:30 pm they found smoke and flames coming the rear corner of the building.
The cause of the fire is still uncertain but Springfield Fire Chief Thompson noted the fire occurred where there are two flues in the crematorium. In addition to Springfield, firefighters from Chester, Bellows Falls, Walpole NH, Ascutney and West Weathersfield responded to the blaze, while the Charlestown Fire Department covered the Springfield station.