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Trinity Co. firefighters overwhelmed by support following fire

Photo Source: Gina Baker. Photo Source: Gina Baker.

TRINITY COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - While a cause has not been determined in the fire which destroyed the Trinity County Volunteer Fire Department building, the department is receiving a great amount of support from area residents and other departments.

State Fire Marshal Jennifer Martin spent time at the building today, located on FM 356, and said she has not yet determined a cause. She said she has not seen any reason to suspect arson, but has not ruled it out as a possibility.

Fire Chief Jesse Baker said he has been overwhelmed by the community support, as people drove up to the fire site on Monday and dropping off checks to help the department recover from the fire which caused approximately $400,000 in damage to the department, all uninsured.

Three different fire departments, in New Caney, Onalaska and Bear Lake, have dropped off tanker trucks for the department to use in the interim. Constable Woody Wallace has offered an office building.

Baker said the No. 1 priority is to build or buy a building they can use to store all the equipment that has been lent to them. He said that is what the donations will go to.

If you are interested in helping out the 356 Volunteer Fire Department you can email Regina Baker at baker.regine@gmail.com or call 936-662-2985.

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