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GLENBURN – The Glenburn Fire Department lost its building and six trucks in an early morning fire on Saturday.
Lance Johnson, vice president and firefighter of the District Fire Council, said the department responded to a call at 5 a.m. Firefighters from the Lansford, Maxbass and Minot Air Force Base area helped.
“The smoke was coming out of the building quite strong” Johnson spoke about the scene as the firefighters arrived. “Black smoke. Everyone had to come in with air packs.
Although the walls and roof of the building remain, Johnson said, the structure is considered a total loss due to the damage. The fire also damaged a large pumper truck, a tank truck, three grass firefighting units and a rescue truck. It is not known at this time whether the less damaged vehicles could be salvageable, Johnson said.
Departments in the area have offered to loan equipment in the meantime as Glenburn County seeks to restore or replace the equipment. Johnson said the department has purchased insurance, but it is uncertain whether the insurance will cover full replacement costs.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.