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Volunteer Fire Station Catches Fire

Posted October 11, 2007 1:42 p.m. EDT

— Firefighters didn't have far to go Thursday morning to respond to a reported fire.

An electrical short caused a fire at the Hobgood Volunteer Fire Department station, at 103 Commerce St., at about 10:15 a.m. Thursday, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

The department's pumper truck was destroyed in the fire, and the station sustained some damage to the truck bay, authorities said. There was no estimate on the amount of damage.