Officials estimate over $500,000 in damage after blaze at Groveton fire hall

Officials estimate over $500,000 in damage after blaze at Groveton fire hall

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A fire destroyed the Groveton fire hall in Robinson Township and sent two to the hospital early Sunday morning.

The fire was reported shortly after midnight Sunday at the fire hall located in the 4000 block of Hayes Avenue.


Content Continues Below

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.

The department lost an air rescue truck, a squad truck, a UTV, a new swift water rescue boat, swift water gear, and firefighting gear.

Stephen Campbell, a firefighter, lives near the station and ran inside the building. Despite the heavy smoke and intense heat, he was able to climb into a fire truck and drove it through the garage door.

“I needed to get this out, needed something to fight the fire with,” said Campbell.

Campbell’s quick actions saved the truck and the building, but the department is still looking at major losses.

Ken Kisow, Groveton fire chief, told Channel 11 News that the estimated cost of damages is over $500,000.

The blaze started when an ATV caught fire and the flames spread throughout the building, Kisow said.

The condition of the two people that were hospitalized is unknown.