OCFA Fire Station 61 Catches Fire in Buena Park

Around 3:40 am. a two alarm fire broke out at Orange County Fire Authority Station 61 at 8081 Western Avenue across from Knott’s Berry Farm. All the firefighters inside the station, which houses eight firefighters and one battalion chief, evacuated safely. Engine 61 was out on a call when the fire broke out and returned to the station to help fight the fire. Sixty-four firefighters sent to the scene were working to fully extinguish the flames several hours after the fire broke out. Destroyed in the fire were a 100-foot aerial ladder truck, a battalion chief’s Chevrolet SUV, a fire department pickup truck, and a swift water rescue boat.

Orange County Fire Authority Station 61 catches fire in Buena Park

Orange County Fire Authority Station 61 catches fire in Buena Park

A two Alarm fire ripped through Orange County Fire Authority Station 61 in the 8000 block of Western Avenue around 3:30 a.m. in Buena Park on Thursday, January 12, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Warn, Contributing Photographer)

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