Fire engulfs antique shop in Florence, injures 1 firefighter

Firefighters battle a blaze at a building in Florence, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (Photo courtesy anonymous KXAN viewer.)
Firefighters battle a blaze at a building in Florence, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (Photo courtesy anonymous KXAN viewer.)

FLORENCE, Texas (KXAN) – A fire completely engulfed an antique shop in Florence and sent one firefighter to the hospital with minor injuries Saturday afternoon, said a spokesperson for Williamson County.

The call came in at about 5:02 p.m. for the building located at 51 Farm to Market 970. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said the fire completely shut down FM 970 west of Old Highway 195 just after 5:30 p.m.

The firefighter’s injuries were not considered serious and may have been exhaustion-related, the spokesperson said. The firefighter was taken to Seton Medical Center Williamson.

Multiple fire agencies joined together to fight the blaze. They were from Liberty Hill, Florence, Jarrell, Georgetown and Southwestern Bell County. The Florence Police Department and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

No one else was injured and no other buildings were threatened, the Williamson County spokesperson said.

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