Fire Apparatus Burst into Flames and Damages Plymouth (MI) Fire Station

A fire truck burst into flames early Sunday inside Plymouth’s Fire Station No. 2 (MI), totaling a rig and equipment valued at more than $500,000.

The fire station, which is attached to Plymouth City Hall, was so badly damaged it can’t be used. The equipment stored there has been relocated to Plymouth Township’s recently closed Fire Station No. 2.

“The cause and origin aren’t known yet,” said Plymouth City Manager Paul Sincock. “The Michigan State Police are conducting the investigation.”

No one was injured in the fire. Police officers scrambled to save a second fire truck and ambulance that were parked inside.

The fire department serves the cities of Plymouth and Northville and operates on a paid-on-call basis. Plymouth police officers stationed down the hall from the garage smelled smoke about 4 a.m. and went to check.

“They got to the apparatus bay of the fire department and it was full of smoke,” Sincock said.

The officers quickly called for a fire crew and hurried the other vehicles out as the fire raged. The truck, a Pierce mini-pumper, was only about a year old. It cost about $400,000, but the equipment on it could push the replacement cost above $500,000, Sincock said.

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