The volunteer firefighters in the community of Mount Albert, Ontario, may have some red faces after the volunteer fire station caught on fire and burned to the ground.
The two-alarm fire occurred Sunday morning and gutted the station as well as destroying a new pumper truck, five other fire and support vehicles, and other equipment, the Toronto Star reported.
“It is a substantial loss for the community,” mayor Virginia Hackson told YorkRegion.com. “It was the heart and soul of safety and firefighting in Mount Albert.”
No one was hurt in the blaze, the cause of which is still under investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshall.
The destruction of the fire station means Mount Albert residents will receive fire service from stations in four nearby communities until a temporary fire station can be set up. That could be in a few weeks, YorkRegion.com reported.