Fire tears through firehouse

Two firefighters treated for smoke inhalation
February 1, 2008 11:09:34 AM PST
A four-alarm fire tore through a volunteer Piscataway firehouse Friday, injuring two firefighters and forcing others to drive fire trucks through the doors of the blazing building. Authorities say a neighbor spotted smoke coming from the Holmes Marshall Volunteer Fire Company at 5300 Deborah Drive just after 10:30 a.m.

Firefighters rushed inside and pulled the company's three trucks of the garage, knocking through one of the front doors.

Two firefighters were reportedly treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

One man held a framed display of former fire chiefs that was saved from the blaze.

No firefighters were inside the volunteer firehouse at the time, officials said. It was not immediately known if the firehouse could be saved.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Holmes Marshall Volunteer Fire Company was formed in 1954.


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