Ga. fire station, pumper severely damaged in blaze

No one was inside the Monroe County Emergency Services station when the fire began


By Leila Merrill

MONROE COUNTY, Ga. — A Monroe County Emergency Services station was seriously damaged in a structure fire late Saturday night, the agency said on Facebook.

No one was at Monroe County Emergency Services Station 10 at the time, but a 2001 Freightliner pumper in the garage was severely damaged.

Part of the station's roof collapsed during the fire, the department said.
Part of the station's roof collapsed during the fire, the department said. (Photo/Monroe County Emergency Services via Facebook)

Battalion Chief Clay Walton hurt one of his knees while fighting the fire and was transported to a hospital.

The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation by the Georgia fire marshal’s office.

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