A four-alarm blaze at a building on Valgar Street in Brattleboro early Saturday morning displaced 45 residents but resulted in no injuries to tenants or firefighters. It took crews from three different states more than four hours to put out the fire that heavily damaged four apartments, and moderately damaged three others.
The Brattleboro Fire Department was called to the scene shortly after 6 a.m., with the fire being upgraded to a two-alarm blaze before the first truck arrived at the scene. By 7 o’clock, the fire had been upgraded to four alarms, with departments from New Hampshire and Massachusetts assisting Vermont crews.
Crews left the scene by 2 p.m., though the cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Brattleboro Fire Department, Brattleboro Police and the Vermont Fire Investigation Unit. A Red Cross shelter was set up at the Gibson-Aiken Center on Main Street to assist displaced tenants.