Vt. fire station burns, arson suspected

Residents donate reward money for the capture of suspect seen fleeing the fire station before it went up

By Melissa Howell

ALBANY, Vt. — At around 1:15 a.m. Sunday, the Albany Volunteer Fire Department found themselves fighting a fire they never expected  — and weren't prepared for.

"When we seen flames coming out of engine one, we knew we had problems," said Albany Volunteer Fire Chief Donald Peters.

The station was engulfed in flames in a matter of minutes. Later that morning, firefighters said fighting their own fire was a challenge — as their equipment burned inside."You know everything's right there to fight the fire but you just can't get to it," said Albany Fire Asst. Chief Josh Pilbin.

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