This is a message this evening on Facebook from Milton Fire & Rescue Chief Jason Long:
We lost a Station, an Engine, fish fry trailer, ice trailer, gear, radios, pagers, ETC. We had one member inside and he was not hurt. The only part left standing was the small part he was in. WE WILL REBUILD AND WE WILL NOT STOP OUR EFFORTS AT PROTECTING THIS COUNTY. Great job by all people involved. I could not be prouder of this county for the way it has handled this day. Thank you to everybody, I am very proud. Thank you to all thos who have requested to help us in our time of need. I can't say thanks enough.
Above is a picture from Milton Fire & Rescue's website of what Station 2 used to look like. The firehouse, in Trimble County, Kentuky near the Ohio River, was reported to be leveled this afternoon by what has been described as a tornado.
There were no injuries because no one was inside the station on Ky. 421 near Kings Ridge Road, said firefighter recruit Joey McQueary, who was answering phones at the department’s main station.
McQueary said the department is all-volunteer and all fire personnel were at headquarters when the other station was hit.
Radio traffic from Radioman911 on JustinTV as tornadoes are spotted approaching and hitting Milton Fire & Rescue Station 2. Firefighter describes station destroyed at 5:26.
On January 22 we showed you video of Milton Fire & Rescue handling a house fire on Palmyra Road. In fact, since 2008 we have featured a series of dash-cam videos from Milton Chief Jason Long (June, 2009 and August, 2008).
We are glad all the firefighters are safe and wish Chief Long and the department a speedy recovery from today's storms.