Ekom Volunteer Fire Department is on fire.
The building is fully involved with ALL apparatus still inside. We’re working on the story for WLBG News now.
Avoid the area of Neely Ferry Road between Ekom Road and Indian Mound Road in Laurens County.
WLBG is working on this story and will have details as soon as possible. For now, this is an active, working fire. Please stay out of the area for the next several hours.
UPDATE: 1330 hours
A call for assistance went out Thursday afternoon and at least a half dozen fire departments in Laurens County have responded.
The fire, this time, was a place near and dear to the heart of any firefighter – a fire station. Ekom Volunteer Fire Department caught fire Thursday afternoon reportedly with all firefighting apparatus still inside the fully involved building. Reports from the scene indicate that the building and most of the equipment have been lost.
Neely Ferry Road is closed between Ekom Road and Indian Mound Road. Please avoid the area as firefighters are still working to bring this fire under control. Stay tuned to REAL Radio 860 WLBG and wlbg.com for further information.