Williston Fire Department at Eagle Crest apartments

The Williston Fire Department responds to fire alarms at the Eagle Crest senior housing development last Wednesday.  Photo courtesy Williston Fire Department

The Eagle Crest senior housing development off Blair Park Road was evacuated last Wednesday as smoke from burned food emanated from an apartment and into a hallway. The smoke caused fire alarms to activate throughout the building and for the Williston Fire Department to respond as the Vermont Air National Guard Fire Department covered the station. 

The fire had self extinguished by the time firefighters arrived, but smoke lingered on the second floor of the building. Firefighters reminded residents that closing doors to rooms can help contain a fire and keep it from spreading rapidly.