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Fire Destroys Firehouse In Gloucester County

By Al Novack, Steve Beck and Oren Liebermann

WOODBURY HEIGHTS, NJ (CBS) — It was a devastating twist of irony in Gloucester County early Friday morning. Firefighters battled a blaze that eventually destroyed their firehouse.

The fire started at about 5:15 a.m. at the firehouse on Elm Avenue in Woodbury Heights, New Jersey.

Firefighters from neighboring towns were called in to help battle the blaze. It took firefighters approximately 90 minutes to bring the fire fully under control.

According to fire officials, the blaze began in the second floor offices and quickly spread, at one point engulfing the entire building.

Eyewitness News has learned that one firefighter suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to Underwood Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

Crews managed to remove all of the equipment from the building. It was not immediately known if any fire trucks were damaged.

There is no word on the cause of the fire.

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