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July 24, 2013

Fire engine destroyed in blaze at volunteer fire department

VERNON TOWNSHIP — Fire destroyed the lead engine of Vernon Central Hose Co. while it was parked inside the department’s station early Wednesday morning, but other department vehicles apparently were spared.

Crawford County 911 Center was alerted to the fire call by an automatically dialed alarm from the department’s station on McMath Avenue.

Firefighters arriving on the scene were able to get other vehicles out of the truck bays, but the fire engine destroyed — a 2001 pumper — was the department’s lead truck on fire calls, Chief Donnie Grinnell of Vernon Central said.

See Thursday’s print edition of The Meadville Tribune for additional details.

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