Fire Badly Damages Neb. Station, Destroys Apparatus

A blaze severely damaged the Nehawka Volunteer Fire Department's station Monday night.

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A passerby called in the fire around 8:20 p.m. and the department's firefighters quickly responded, but all of their equipment was inside the firehouse, according to The Nebraska Radio Network.

Crews from Plattsmouth, Union, Murray, Manley, Weeping Water and Avoca came to Nehawka's aid

The responding firefighters remained on the scene until about 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Fire Chief Sean Huckleberry told the station that there were six emergency vehicles inside the building and that all but one was destroyed or damaged.

Other equipment and fire gear inside the station was also either destroyed or damaged in the blaze.

Huckleberry said that the department has insurance, but he is not sure how much it will cover.

Funding for new equipment will most likely not be available, but the building itself can be salvaged.

The other area departments have agreed to respond to Nehawka's calls until the department can rebuild.