Firefighter hurt, salt trucks destroyed in ODOT garage fire

Firefighter hurt, salt trucks destroyed in ODOT garage fire

NEW RICHMOND, OH (FOX19) - A firefighter was hurt and several trucks were destroyed n a large fire at an Ohio Department of Transportation garage in Clermont County overnight, authorities said.

The firefighter was taken to an area hospital for treatment of an eye injury, New Richmond fire officials said.

Six salt trucks and a salt loader burned at the outpost used to store equipment off Old U.S. 52, said Brian Cunnnigham, an ODOT spokesman.

No other injuries were reported, and no one was inside the garage when the flames broke out, he said.

The building sustained visible and physical damage, fire officials said.

Cleanup began late Tuesday.

The cause remains under investigation.

A damage estimate was not immediately available.

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