08/19/14 184 W, 3 I - + 7 - 5 Photos of North River Fire Department

While at the beach this past weekend, we paid a visit to the North River-Laurel Road Fire Department in CartereT County. Recall that their station burned on June 22. The fire started in the apparatus bay and destroyed all their equipment, including three trucks. Within days, they received a donated 1985 Kenworth/FMC pumper/tanker from Central Fire Department in Davidson County. The truck is currently parked under a shelter at a dredging firm on Merrimon Road and is located about a half-mile from the station. Here's a News-Times story about the donated pumper from July 27. A community benefit was held on August 9 to raise money for the department. Over $1,800 was raised. See photos on this Facebook page. As for the building and the truck, see more photos of those.

Next question is the obvious historical one. How many fire station fires have destroyed equipment or buildings in our state, in prior years and decades? Hasn't happened in Wake County.

Mike, didn’t Hobgood Fire Department in Edgecombe County catch fire and lose some trucks 4 or 5 years ago? And even though the Engine was parked in a repair shop just down the street from the station and not inside the fire station, Skull Camp Fire Department in Low Gap N.C lost an engine a couple years ago when the engine caught fire inside the repair shop at night and the engine and shop burnt.
Galax,Va (Email) - 08/19/14 - 09:46

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