At least four fire departments are battling a 4-alarm fire in downtown St. Johnsbury this morning. The fire is believed to have started late last night in a convenience store on Main Street, just yards from the Fairbanks Museum. There are apartments above the store, and nine families have been displaced by the fire. The town manager says there have been no injuries. The roof collapsed in the convenience store and the fire has spread to three buildings.
Traffic is being directed around Main Street, and town officials are asking people to use alternate routes. And they say residents may see a disturbance in the water system because hydrants are being used to fight the fire.