A July wildfire in Arrow Rock that scorched more than 100 acres, also destroyed the department’s fire truck. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Assistant Fire Chief Mike Dickey:
“We get so overwhelmed with smoke at that point,”said Dickey,”I couldn’t see the pumper and I didn’t hear the guys respond, so I just beet it back up the hill. The wall of fire actually rolled over the top of them. The winds shifted and the fire came right over the truck. A short time after we all arrived at the clearing, the truck exploded.”
The Marshall Fire Department has loaned Arrow Rock their engine Number 2 until the board can find a suitable replacement.