Fire badly damages fire station, destroys several fire vehicles in Glenburn
GLENBURN, N.D. – UPDATED STORY 3:15 p.m.: Tragedy in Glenburn when the fire hall caught fire Saturday morning.
Fire chief Mike Overton was in a tough situation when he responded to a fire at 5 a.m. Saturday morning at his own hall.
All seven vehicles inside are a loss. They suspect the fire started in the furnace room, but are investigating.
Overton said they have insurance to cover a loss like this, but he hopes to be back up and running by fall.
“We have other departments that are going to cover our calls then as we get equipment we’ll start taking over more and more of the responsibility that we had originally, our fire district is a 165.5 square miles It stretches almost all the way out to Deering,” said Overton.
Overton said he’s received offers of assistance from departments as far away as Minnesota.
No one was hurt in the fire.
ORIGINAL STORY: The volunteer fire station in Glenburn may be a total loss—and seven fire vehicles were destroyed—following a Saturday morning fire, according to the city’s fire chief.
Chief Mike Overton confirmed that firefighters from Glenburn, Lansford, Maxbass and Minot Air Force Base responded to the fire around 5 a.m.
Crews had the fire out by around 7 a.m. No one was hurt.
The official cause of the fire is under investigation. The state fire marshal is on scene investigating.
Overton indicated the department lost a fire engine tanker, three grass units, a command vehicle, and a light rescue truck.
The department said they will likely have to rely on trucks from other rural stations to handle fires in the meantime.
Overton told Your News Leader he has been receiving offers for assistance from as far away as Minnesota.
Your News Leader will have more information as it becomes available.
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