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Fire station and fire truck gets destroyed by large blaze

By Mason White 6:58 PM December 18, 2016
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A fire department in Minnesota, lost one of its two fire stations after a large blaze broke out in the facility.

A spokesperson for the Sparta Fire Protection District, said that firefighters are cleaning up after the devastating fire at one of its stations.

On Thursday night, the fire completely destroyed one of the stations and one of its fire trucks. Firefighters were able to rescue three of its four trucks.

According to the investigation, the fire started on a wall behind a propane gas heater in the station. It is unknown whether it was a problem with the propane line or an electric short that started the fire.

The facility was totally destroyed after the roof collapsed. The department will have to rely on help from neighboring firefighters until they rebuild the station.

The estimated cost of the damage is expected to be more than $100,000.

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