Blaine (KY) Fire Apparatus Damaged in Fire Station Fire

An early morning fire heavily damaged three fire trucks and destroyed firefighting equipment at the Blaine Volunteer Fire Department (KY).

Blaine Fire Chief Butch Smith tells that he spotted the fire after going to the station to investigate a call from a passerby about a water leak.

Crews from other parts of the county, as well as Johnson and Carter counties were called to help fight the fire.

A small tanker, “mini pump” and rescue truck belonging to the department were not damaged in the fire. They are all kept at a site about a mile from the station according to Chief Smith.

Smith does not know if the two engines and a tanker that were inside the station can be salvaged. He says the steering wheel and dash are melted on the engine that is parked closest to office part of the station.

The inside of the fire station also has heavy fire damage.

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