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Volunteer fire hall, fire trucks destroyed


TOWN OF GORDON (WKOW) – The fire hall that was a command center during a massive forest fire in northwestern Wisconsin has been destroyed in a blaze.

Town of Gordon Fire Chief Mike Chmielecki says the fire hall is a total loss as several explosions went off inside the hall Thursday night.  He says it was likely caused by truck equipment.

Authorities say no one was injured in the fire.

According to WDIO-TV, five agencies worked to extinguish the fire which destroyed six fire trucks and volunteer firefighters' gear.

The Gordon Fire Hall was the command center during the Germann Road fire last May.  Hundreds of first responders used the hall as they fought the blaze that burned 7,400 acres and caused residents of dozens of homes to evacuate.

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