UPDATE: 1 taken to hospital after auto garage fire

Published: Jul. 23, 2020 at 11:41 AM CDT
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Town of Union, Wis. (WEAU) - One person is taken to the hospital after a fire at an auto shop in the Town of Union.

Volunteers with Township Fire Department arrived at Randy's Auto Sales and Salvage off Curvue Road in Eau Claire County around 11 a.m. Thursday.

The fire department says the person who was hurt is an employee of Randy's Auto.

The person’s condition is unknown but the fire department does not believe the injuries are life-threatening.

"All of a sudden I heard a big bang and I heard yelling. I walked in there and there was a small fire. Adam ran to the front to grab the extinguisher and I ran to grab the fire extinguisher in back, and shortly after, the car that was on the hoist went up," said employee Schylar Woodruff.

Township Fire Department says the cause of the fire is unknown.

The facility housed large tanks of gasoline and diesel fuel which may have contributed to the blaze.

Crews are on the scene of a structure fire in the Town of Union at Randy’s Auto Sales and Salvage.

The township is requesting help from other departments.

A WEAU crew is on the scene and we will have more information as it becomes available.

A closer look at the fire at Randy's Salvage in the Town of Union.
A closer look at the fire at Randy's Salvage in the Town of Union.(WEAU)

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