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Crews battle fire at fire department in Independence Co.

(Source: Independence Co. Sheriff's Dept. via Facebook) (Source: Independence Co. Sheriff's Dept. via Facebook)
(Source: Independence Co. Sheriff's Dept. via Facebook) (Source: Independence Co. Sheriff's Dept. via Facebook)
(Source: Independence Co. Sheriff's Dept. via Facebook) (Source: Independence Co. Sheriff's Dept. via Facebook)
INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Fire department crews battled a fire early Saturday morning in Independence County.

The fire happened at the Union Hill Thida Fire Department.

According to Fire Chief Mark Hightower, 34 from 6 different departments joined in to fight the blaze. 

The Independence County Sheriff's Office and Vital Link Ambulance also responded. 

Hightower said they had heavy damage to their main station and sustained minor damage to two firetrucks. 

The cause of the fire is being investigated but it was likely started by lightning. 

Hightower wanted to thank everyone who donated food and water to the department following the fire. 

He also said they are still completely capable of responding to an emergency. 

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