A fire truck burst into flames early Sunday inside a fire station in Plymouth, Michigan, destroying the rig and badly damaging the building.
The total value of the rig and equipment destroyed in the fire was valued at more that $500K, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/11v56T9).
Around 4 a.m. police officers inside city hall went to check on a smell of smoke coming in the attached fire station, Plymouth Fire Station No. 2. The fire department operates on a paid on-call basis, so no members were in the firehouse. Officers found the fire apparatus bay full of smoke and called firefighters in.
Built in 1982 and renovated in 2011, the fire station has been boarded up and cannot be used.
The fire is believed to be the result of some kind of malfunction. An investigation is under way.
Read more about the situation at http://on.freep.com/11v56T9.