FARNAM, Neb. (AP) - When fire strikes at Farnam, the
south-central Nebraska town's firehouse stands as a symbol of help.
Monday night, that symbol went up in flames.
The firehouse blaze was reported about 6:45 p.m., and
departments from neighboring Cozad, Curtis and Eustis were called
to help put it out.
The Farnam department lost some of its firefighting equipment
and the firehouse was virtually destroyed. No injuries were
reported.
A teacher driving down the street saw smoke and reported the
fire. A state fire marshal believed the fire started in a pickup
stored in the building.
Farnam Chief Rod Klein estimated the loss at about $200,000. He
said the department will apply for grants and use insurance money
to replace the building and equipment.

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