Firehouse burns in Pennsylvania injuring two firefighters

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries during a fire that was discovered late last (Saturday) night at the Robinson Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 on Hayes Avenue in Groveton, Pennsylvania. The fire chief says there is security camera video of the fire starting that indicates the blaze was accidental.

PA Groveton Robinson Township firehouse fire 6-21-15

Images from GoFundMe page


Channel 11 News has received reports that the fire company was able to get one engine out, but other vehicles were still inside and were destroyed by the flames.

According to a GoFundMe page for the fire department, the department lost an air rescue truck, a squad truck, a UTV, a new swift water rescue boat, swift water gear, and fire fighting gear.

PA Groveton Robinson Township firehouse fire 2 6-21-15

Ivy Kuhman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

“In three minutes, [the whole building] was going,” said the company’s fire chief,  Kenny Kisow.

According to Mr. Kisow, the company’s volunteers living in the neighborhood responded first. He said one volunteer, Steve Campbell, entered the building and drove the fire engine through a jammed garage door before it could be seriously damaged. Mr. Campbell and another firefighter were treated for smoke inhalation early this morning and have since returned home from Ohio Valley Hospital.

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