Blissfield fire department catches fire

Published: Dec. 8, 2018 at 7:42 AM EST
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The Blissfield Township Fire Department caught on fire around 6:30 this morning.

According to the Blissfield Fire Chief Dale Fruchui, there was heavy smoke and fire in the attic and in the truck bay.

Riga, Palmyra, Deerfield and Madison Township Fire Departments were called to assist.

Three firefighters were transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but we're told they're okay.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

There is heavy damage to many of Blissfield's rigs. So much so, they're all out of service until further notice.

"I'm relying on neighboring departments to help us out," Chief Fruchui said. "We're going to be working on getting some of them back in service, trying to regroup and go from there."

He hopes by the end of the day he'll have at least one engine and one ambulance back in service, but until then he's relying on neighboring departments to keep the community safe.


Breaking news out of Lenawee county.

The Blissfield fire department is on fire.

The Adrian Township fire department just posted on Facebook that the fire station in Blissfield is on fire.

The Adrian Township fire department says: "our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters in Blissfield and the many departments being called in on mutual aid to assist."

Drivers are beging asked to avoid US 223 in Blissfield.

We have a reporter on the way to the scene. Stick with 13abc as this story develops.