AFD helped in Wellington factory blaze

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An inferno lit up the sky over downtown Wellington in the wee hours of Sunday morning as an old birdseed factory went up in flames. Firefighters from all over the county were called to help, including Amherst chief Jim Wilhelm. He took an aerial truck and a crew of four to assist with ladder operations. The fire is being treated as an arson and law enforcement has speculated it could be connected to other fires dating back to December.