Crews respond to fire at Blaine Volunteer Fire Department

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By Whitney Burks | 


Thursday morning fighting fires hit home for Blaine Volunteer Fire Department in Lawrence County.

Around 6:15 the fire chief discovered the station was burning while he was checking on a report of a water leak.

"I couldn't believe it. It's just awful," said Raymond Osborne.

Osborne was part of the department for more than two decades.

He says seeing it crippled by fire is something he never imagined.

"I worked hard to help build this up and now it's all gone," said Osborne.

The folks at Ferguson's Market in Blaine say for the town this is big news, and they say their customers were coming in all day asking questions wondering what has happened and what will happen in the future.

"If it shuts down I guess we'll be in trouble. We won't have anything to put fire out," said Robert Ferguson.

Officials say two pump trucks and a tanker truck were badly damaged.

Almost everything in the building was destroyed.

They had one truck that was not there which they brought in to fight their own fire along with members of several surrounding fire departments.

"It was kind of ironic. I don't know what to think about it. It was kind of surprising," said Betsy Ferguson.

Officials say for now Webbville and Red Bush fire departments will take over for the area.

The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

The station had been open since the 1970s.


A fire has been reported at the Blaine Volunteer Fire Department.

Lawrence County 911 dispatchers say crews from other parts of the county, as well as Johnson and Carter counties have been called to help fight the fire.

The fire was reported just after 6:30 a.m.

No word on any injuries.

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