Roof Collapse Damages Kentucky Fire Station

WARSAW, Ky. --

A fire station suffered major damage Wednesday afternoon when its roof collapsed.

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Firefighters said they heard a loud thud at about 1:30 p.m. at the Warsaw Fire Department, and portions of the roof caved in.

Fire crews said the collapse was likely due to standing water on the roof left by heavy storms during the morning.

The collapse ruined three garage doors that were newly installed at about $10,000 each.

"We're proud of our doors. We just got those. They're all brand new. They just refurnished. All this was all changed; the front was all redone," Fire Chief Barry Alexander said.

The turntable of a ladder truck was also damaged, but no cost estimate has been made. The fire chief said he's worried the ladder may not be functional.

"I'm sure my insurance man is not a very happy person," Alexander said.

No injuries were reported in the collapse, and firefighters said their efforts were not affected on any fire calls during the day.

Alexander said the ladder truck will be inspected Thursday to make sure it still works.

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