UPDATE: Vinton Businesses Damaged in Fire

posted by WMT News / KCRG-TV9 -

Last night, people helped get documents out of businesses nearby in case the fire spread.

Crews tell TV9 the fire has spread, now reaching Fischer Law Firm next to Clingman Pharmacy.

They say wind is a factor while battling the ongoing fire today.

The fire has been ongoing for over 10 hours.

PREVIOUS UPDATE:
AT LEAST TWO BUSINESSES IN DOWNTOWN VINTON ARE DAMAGED AFTER A FIRE.

OFFICIALS SAY FLAMES BROKE OUT AT THE MICHAEL & DOWD FURNITURE STORE LAST NIGHT AROUND 7 P.M. AND EVENTUALLY SPREAD TO THE CLINGMAN PHARMACY NEXT DOOR.  

SEVERAL AREA FIRE DEPARTMENTS WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE, WHERE THEY WORKED LATE INTO THE NIGHT TO PUT OUT THE FLAMES.  

NO WORD YET ON WHETHER ANYONE WAS INJURED, OR WHAT MAY HAVE CAUSED THE FIRE.