Fire Destroys Ekom Fire Department

 The Ekom volunteer Fire Department only fire station was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. There were initial reports of smoke observed in the noon hour yesterday, but the building was fully involved when fire fighters from other fire departments responded.CountyOfficialsindicate it was a total loss, with the building and all five fire trucks inside destroyed. Firefighters from many area fire departments responded to the fire.

The Sheriff’s office and a SLED Arson team were on hand to investigate the blaze in an attempt to determine how it happened. An insurance adjuster for the county was also on the scene yesterday afternoon.