Close Call with Fire at the Hopkinton-Ft. Jackson Fire Departmen

Close Call with Fire at the Hopkinton-Ft. Jackson Fire Department

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A fire hits as close to home as can be for the members of the Hopkinton-Ft. Jackson Fire Department. It was their own firehouse that catches fire.

A firefighter arriving at the station at 7 a.m. Sunday morning noticed smoke coming from the eaves. Others answered the call and tore away parts of the ceiling and roof to expose the attic fire. Luckily, all fire trucks had been parked outside because of the Hopkinton Field Days were the night before.

The fire shouldn't impact how well the department can respond.

“There shouldn't be any concern about response time," Hopkinton-Ft. Jackson Fire Chief Steve Parker said. "The trucks are all still in great shape. Manpower, nobody got hurt. So manpower is still the same as it was. There will be no effect to our response time as a fire department.”

The St. Lawrence County Fire Investigation Team is investigating the cause. An estimate of the cost of the damage will be determined this week by the insurance company.

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