Flames destroy fire station near Trinity-Polk county line

July 18, 2011 4:50:39 AM PDT
Some volunteer firefighters are in need of help after a fire tore through their fire station. It happened yesterday at the 356 Volunteer Fire Department near the Trinity-Polk county line. The station's chief says the fire destroyed the station, three engines and a tanker. The station is uninsured.

The equipment and building were donated from other stations. The station's budget was also depleted by the recent wildfires.

"We get involved in just about anything to aid our community out here or any of the other departments that might need help," said Chief Jesse Baker with the 356 Volunteer Fire Department. "We're there for them, too, just like they're there for us."

Firefighters suspect a faulty electrical switch on one of their brush trucks may have sparked the fire. The cause of that fire is under investigation.

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