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Searcy -- Shannon Johnson Reports

Searcy Fire Department Burns, Total Loss

January 28, 2005 – Posted at 6:13 p.m. CST

SEARCY -- The cause of a fire that destroyed the Searcy Fire Department is still unknown Friday. The efforts of 20 firefighters couldn't save the structure that was built in the 1930's.

The building, which also housed the district court and probation office, is a total loss. Firefighters stationed downstairs got a 9-1-1 call that the upstairs was on fire. Home video shows the Central Fire Station in Searcy going up in blazes and smoke.

“They got their equipment out and started fighting it almost immediately,” said Lt. Tim Webb of the Searcy Police Department.

Spectator couldn't believe their eyes.

“Ashes were all over the car.... it was just so big,” said one Searcy resident.

Neighboring fire departments came to help out but the inferno burned for hours. The building is a total loss, but fortunately there were no serious injuries. One firefighter was treated and released for minor injuries.

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