A town in southern Steuben County is getting help from neighboring towns with highway maintenance after its highway barn was destroyed by fire.
Lindley Town Supervisor Gerald Simcoe says that the Saturday evening blaze destroyed the town's highway department building, four trucks, a bulldozer, a grader and a pickup truck.
The Town Supervisor says it’s possible that one of the trucks could be saved. But everything else was completely destroyed: about $1 million in damage. It's going to take a while to replace all of that, so for now, the Town of Lindley is relying on nearby communities and their equipment.
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Nobody was hurt in the mutual aid blaze, but one firefighter was reportedly hospitalized for a heart attack.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Simcoe says the town will meet with its insurance carrier Monday and several adjoining towns will assist with highway maintenance.