Grass fire destroys Chowchilla Fire Department’s water tender |

CHOWCHILLA, Calif. (KFSN) — Firefighters are mopping up after a grass fire destroyed the Chowchilla Fire Department’s sole water tender on Saturday afternoon. The fire erupted underneath a bridge in the area of Road 16 and Avenue 24.

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Officials say a firefighter was inside the water tender when it caught fire, but he was able to get out safely and is OK. The piece of firefighting equipment costs roughly $100,000.

The grass fire itself burned approximately five acres. The cause is under investigation.


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