Fire station in Milledgeville catches fire

MILLEDGEVILLE— Firefighters in Milledgeville got a chance to fight a fire in a familiar location — the bunkroom of their own fire station.

Chief Tom Dietrich says he had just returned from a meeting with the fire marshal Monday and was sitting in his car just outside the station when he received a call from someone who stated that the fire department was on fire.

He says he thought it was a joke. It wasn’t. A 911 call was received about 3:20 p.m., but the fire was out before backup help arrived.

Dietrich says it appeared to have been an electrical fire, but an investigation continues.