Plumes of Smoke Fill the Air as Fire Rages at Montco Ski Shop

A fire raged through a popular Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, ski shop  Saturday morning, sending plumes of smoke into the air as firefighters from multiple agencies worked to put out the flames.

The fire erupted around 8:45 a.m. at Salter's Ski Shop on the 3100 block of Ridge Pike, in Eagleville, according to Montgomery County dispatchers.

Multiple area fire departments responded as firefighters climbed ladders to attack the flames from above.

“We had heavy smoke showing ... then at, that point, we went on a defensive operation. Everyone was out of the building," Lower Providence Fire Company Chief James Alexander said.

Fire crews issued a mayday call when a firefighter could not find a way out of the structure, but the firefighter was eventually found unharmed, according to county dispatchers.

The building was evacuated and no one was hurt, authorities said.

CORRECTION (Jan. 26, 2018 5:01 p.m.): This story has been updated to correctly attribute information about the fire to Montgomery County dispatchers.

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