OKLAHOMA CITY --
Firefighters responded to a blaze at a northeast Oklahoma City fire station on Thursday.
Heavy flames were found in the kitchen and porch at Fire Station No. 6, causing plumes of smoke to emanate from the building at Northeast 8th Street and Lindsay Street.
"They went in and they extinguished the fire rather quickly," said Oklahoma City fire Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland.
There have been no reports of injuries nor any word as to what caused the fire. Investigators said the fire likely started in the kitchen, but no one was in there cooking at the time. The kitchen and the living quarters sustained heavy damage, but crews were able to save most of their equipment.
"All the new bunker gear was pulled outside," Stanaland said. "That was the gear the off-duty firefighters house here at the fire station, and then also the apparatus were outside that they use."
The station and its 30 firefighters were scheduled to move to a new Bricktown station that hasn't been built or fully designed yet. Fire officials said they're not sure what to do in the meantime.
"That's going to be a little bit of time before that will be constructed," Stanaland said. "At this point, we'll just have to decide what to do as far as repairing this or keeping them housed somewhere else until that new station's built."
Fire officials said that for now, the crews will be split between two different stations. They said there are enough resources in the area near the burned fire station that people living nearby won't be unprotected.
Damage to the firehouse was estimated at $150,000.
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