Small fire prompts evacuation of part of farm show
ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — A small fire in a boiler room at the Champlain Valley Exposition prompted the evacuation of part of the building where the Vermont Farm Show was being held in Essex Junction.
The fire chief says a broom next to the boiler burned, setting off the sprinklers Thursday morning.
People attending a farm show dairy meeting in the far end of the building were evacuated.
A horse, two sheep and several calves were also walked out of the building.
Participants gathered in another building or sat in their cars.
It was 4 degrees in Essex at about 11 a.m.