A fire station. Burned down. In the rain.
This is one of those of stories that is so amazing as to not be believed. Orange County Fire Authority’s Station 61, in Buena Park by Knott’s Berry Farm, burned down this morning.
In these rains.
A fire station. Burned down. In the rain. Let that sink in for a few moments.
When I looked at PulsePoint it looked really, really bad because 49 separate units had been dispatched.
Somebody must have lost an iPad considering everybody got out okay and yet two Chaplain Units were dispatched.
While certainly a troubling thing to happen this is a great example of priorities. How many of these units, many of which were likely redundant and unnecessary, were dispatched for the sake of being dispatched.
Had this not been a Fire Station it is doubtful that this many units would have been on scene.
At least they weren’t dozing for dollars I suppose.
Just a few weeks ago there was a story in the OC Register about this station. Buena Park was planning to sink $13 Million in to fixing this 50-year-old station. Now it’s gone and they’ll have no choice but to replace it.
Prepare to see Fullerton’s Ladder Truck in and around Buena Park more often until OCFA replaces Ladder Truck 61. That $1Million+ OCFA truck, along with tons of other equipment became scrap in the fire.