A fire Sunday night destroyed the Florence Township Fire Department. Reports came in around 6:30 p.m. about a fire at 201 S. Michigan Street in Edon.
All of the department’s fire equipment was destroyed and Edon Police Chief Tom Szymczak said the building had major damage. No firefighters or personnel were in the volunteer fire house when the fire started.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
The department is meeting on Monday to figure out what they are going to do until the department is rebuilt. In the meantime, other departments in the area will take over responding to incidents in Florence Township.
A GoFundMe account has already been set up in the department’s name to help cover the costs of replacing equipment.
The fire department covers the Village of Edon, Blakeslee, Florence Township, and the Ohio Turnpike.