Pamelia firefighters dealt with a fire at a very familiar scene Sunday evening: Their own fire station.
The decommissioned fire station on County Route 16 has not been used since 1989 and now it is used for storage.
Fire broke out around 8:30 p.m. in a garage stall. Firefighters were able to speed over from the current fire station a quarter mile away and knock down the fire quickly.
Christmas decorations, picnic tables, and a new sign were damaged. The fire station also rents out part of the building to Kip LeClair, a neighbor, for storage. None of his belongings were damaged.
Pamelia Fire Chief Harry Faulk Junior says the cause of the fire is still under investigation. He also noted he does not know of anyone that was supposed to be in the building in the past week.
In addition to Pamelia, Evans Mills and North Pole fire departments responded.
Thursday, December 18, 2014, Watertown, NY