ND volunteer fire station, 7 vehicles destroyed in blaze
Among the losses at the Glenburn station were a fire engine tanker, three grass units and a rescue truck
By Laura French
GLENBURN, N.D. — A North Dakota volunteer fire department lost its station, equipment and seven vehicles in a blaze early Saturday morning.
Glenburn firefighters responded to a fire at their own station at about 5 a.m. and spent two hours extinguishing the blaze with assistance from Lansford, Maxbass and Minot Air Force Base personnel, according to KFYR.
Much of the building, and the equipment and vehicles inside, were deemed a total loss, including a fire engine tanker, three grass units, a command vehicle and a light rescue truck, according to Glenburn Fire Chief Mike Overton. No one was injured in the blaze.
Other local departments will help cover Glenburn's calls as the volunteer department works to get more equipment to start up operations again. Overton said the department has insurance and will hopefully be up and running again by fall. An online fundraiser has also been set up to assist the department.
Officials suspect that the fire began in a furnace room in the station, but the investigation remains ongoing.
5am 3-6-21 : Glenburn’s fire station became engulfed in fire & destroyed the building & contents. Maxbass & Lansford both responded to put out the blaze but the damage is extensive. 🙏 for their community & know that Lansford will do anything necessary to get them going again. pic.twitter.com/0CVDOO9wfO— Lansford Fire Dept. (@LansfordFire) March 6, 2021