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UPDATE: Clark Co. coroner confirms Colby firefighter has died


CLARK COUNTY (WAOW)-- The Clark County coroner has confirmed to Newsline 9 that one firefighter has died after a blaze at the Abby Theatre in Abbotsford.

Officials are not releasing his name at this time, but an official with the Colby Fire Department says the fallen firefighter is one of their own.

A Nursing Supervisor at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield says three other firefighters were treated and released.

Stay tuned to Newsline 9 for the latest in this developing story.


ABBOTSFORD (WAOW)-- Officials tell Newsline 9 that four fire fighters were injured while battling a blaze at the Abby Theatre in downtown Abbotsford. They were trying to put out a fire in the building when the roof collapsed.

Fire Fighters say they were transported to St. Joe's Hospital by ambulance. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

Crews on scene are still trying to determine a cause. Officials say investigators are headed to Abbotsford to assess the building.

The Abbotsford Battalion chief tells Newsline 9 there is "substantial damage" to the building.

Stay tuned to Newsline 9 for more updates.



ABBOTSFORD (WAOW)-- Fire crews are battling a blaze at the Abbotsford theater.

Our reporter on scene says crews have the perimeter blocked off and are still fighting flames. There is a large amount of smoke filling the sky.

Stay tuned to Newsline 9 for the latest.

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