Volunteer Fire Station Catches Fire In Rutherford County
RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. - A Rutherford County Volunteer Fire Station caught fire late Thursday night.
The fire started at the Southeast Rutherford Volunteer Fire Station on Elam Road just after 10:15 p.m.
"It's just a fire chief's worst nightmare, you know, for the fire station to burn. But I guess stranger things have happened," said Larry Farley from Rutherford County Fire Rescue.
The fire chief said that they had training earlier in the evening, and his crew had just left the station.
A few minutes later, there was a call about smoke from a garage door. By the time firefighters arrived, they saw flames and heavy smoke.
It didn't stop one firefighter though from springing into action to save one of their engines.
"Oneof my first firefighters on the scene opened the entrance door and hit the button to raise the bay door and then come back and got a breath and got inside the fire truck and got it out," he said.
Farley said they were not sure of the cause, but he has his suspicions.
"In the last several weeks and months, there have been some strange things happening and going on out here. We show up and doors would be open, things like that, so I've got great concerns about this," he explained.
Fire investigators will determine the cause of the fire.