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Irony: Houston Fire Station Burns Down

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Firefighters are able to save many buildings, but a crew in Houston could not save its own when the department's station caught fire. Now investigators are looking into whether this fire is related to several others in the area.

According to a report in the Stewart Houston Times, fire broke out in the station at about 11 p.m. Monday night.

"When we got here, it was fully involved," said Houston County Fire Chief David Hardin.

Between the sheet metal building and two trucks that were destroyed, Hardin valued the loss at more than $100,000.

"This is such a huge loss to the county," Hardin said.

In the past week there have been six fires in the area, but Hardin said it's not yet known if they are linked. Investigators are looking into whether the station fire was arson.