PHOTOS: The Firth fire station, part of the Shelley-Firth Fire District on Firth’s main street, suffered heavy losses Monday morning in a blaze which totaled equipment and sent one firefighter to the hospital where he was treated and released, with any apparent injuries mostly involving smoke inhalation.
Firth Fire Chief Dale Mecham said an electrical problem was an apparent cause of the fire. The state Fire Marshal’s office was on the scene investigating, and Mecham said the 21-man volunteer department would have to wait for its insurance company to investigate.
Mecham said two engines, one brush rig, and two pumpers were all totaled with damage to other trucks. He said they were able to save all brush rigs but one. One firefighter was able to pull a pumper truck out of the south end of the building away from the flames to start fighting the fire, which had firefighters from Shelley, Blackfoot, and Ammon responding to battle the blaze.