Flames destroy W.Va. fire station

The chief drove a tanker through the bay doors to save it from the fire


GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. — Great Cacapon firefighters battled a blaze that destroyed their station and at least half of the firefighting equipment Tuesday.

Firefighters from four states helped battled the blaze, reported the Journal News

According to one witness, Fire Chief Matthew Grimley drove one of the tanker trucks through a closed bay door to save it from the fire. The fire had cut off the electricity, leaving the bay doors unable to open. 

Director of Morgan County Office of Homeland Security Dick Myers said the firefighters were able to save one rescue engine.

“It does sounds as if the building’s going to be destroyed. I think they were only able to get one piece of equipment out,” Director of Berkeley County Office of Homeland Security  Eddie Gochenour said. 

Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire. 

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