At least two firefighters have been shot and killed while responding to a fire in Webster, N.Y., according to CNN. Two other firefighters have been injured, according to the report.
Rob Boutillier, the fire marshal in the upstate New York town, told reporters in a press conference this morning that a gunman began shooting at the firefighters when they arrived at the scene shortly after 6 a.m. The firefighters were prevented from battling the blaze, which had spread to three homes by 9 a.m.
The gunman is still at large, but police said it is no longer an “active shooting” situation. Firefighters are on scene battling the blaze now.
“Our main concern right now is to have law enforcement evacuate the people in harm’s way — make the scene safe for the fire department,” Boutillier told reporters, according to CNN. “And then the fire department will go in and do its job.”
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