Twin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department Moving Forward After Losing Building In Devastating Fire

Monday, February 22nd 2021, 8:48 am
By: Caleb Califano

The Twin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department is figuring out the next steps after losing their building, vehicles, and equipment in a devastating fire Sunday night.

The Twin Lakes assistant fire chief came to check on the facility and found an ATV was on fire Sunday night. He says firefighters did work on ATV earlier on Sunday.

They tried to get at least some vehicles out, however, they couldn't.

Even without equipment Twin Lakes crews helped put out the flames, along with crews from Crescent, Guthrie, Cashion, and Deer Creek.

Tankers had to haul in water from Crescent.

Chief Mike Gilliam tells News 9 they are organizing backup plans for the days ahead.

"We do have one truck left; it is our command vehicle. So, we can respond to medical if people need minor help with things," said Gilliam. "Then we will get a truck in the next few days, and we will have somewhat of a department that can hold back whatever until we get help."

Twin Lakes' assistant chief had to go to the hospital due to smoke inhalation and minor burns. Gilliam says he is being monitored.