Firefighters crushed after kids wreck Illinois volunteer firehouse and leave it in ruins

  • Source: WBBM-TV CBS 2 Chicago
  • Published: 06/01/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Vandals destroyed the Homewood Acres volunteer firehouse over Memorial Day weekend – and the break-in happened in broad daylight. The discovery was made days later, and the vandals were kids caught on camera. As CBS 2's Marissa Perlman reports, the firehouse at 3860 183rd St. in the unincorporated community of Homewood Acres was left looking like a tornado had ripped through it. Every single one of the 11 rooms in the firehouse was a disaster area. Cameras caught four kids making a mess of the place the members of the volunteer fire department call their second home. "We're violated," said Homewood Acres Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bryan Rouson. Chief Rouson walked through the wreckage of the firehouse Tuesday. He has spent 46 years working there. "We didn't know what to think," Rouson said. "We were speechless." he showed us what was left of where his team of 12 eats.


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