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Indiana fire department that lost trucks, gear in fire gets help

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana fire department has donated a firetruck to a southern Indiana department that lost three trucks and other equipment in a fire at its station.

Anderson Fire Department Deputy Chief Todd Cawthorn tells The Herald Bulletin that when he learned of the Dec. 17 fire at the Deputy Volunteer Fire Department station in Jefferson County he realized his department was "in a unique position to help." Anderson had an extra truck that it was planning to trade in.

Deputy Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Hazelwood says the gift from Anderson is part of an outpouring of help for his department from across the country. The Deputy department now is operating out of a building near its old station and Hazelwood says the engine donation "meant a lot."

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Information from: The Herald Bulletin, http://www.theheraldbulletin.com

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