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Old Glendale fire station catches fire

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The old fire station sustained water damage. (Source: Glendale Fire Department) The old fire station sustained water damage. (Source: Glendale Fire Department)
The fire station was built in the 1950s. (Source: Ronald Morrison) The fire station was built in the 1950s. (Source: Ronald Morrison)
The station served as a storage facility for supplies and backup equipment. (Source: Glendale Fire Department) The station served as a storage facility for supplies and backup equipment. (Source: Glendale Fire Department)
A citizen walking by the station at 3:45 a.m. saw flames shooting through the roof. (Source: Ronald Morrison) A citizen walking by the station at 3:45 a.m. saw flames shooting through the roof. (Source: Ronald Morrison)
GLENDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

The oldest fire station in Glendale caught fire early Sunday morning.

A citizen walking by the station at 7505 N. 55th Ave. saw flames shooting through the roof at around 3:45 a.m., Glendale Fire Department spokesman Gilbert Mancilla said.

Units quickly arrived on scene.

There was some water damage but no equipment appeared to be lost, Mancilla said. An inventory was underway Sunday.

The old fire station served as a storage facility for backup fire equipment that's actively used on all the operating fire engines in the city. A newer fire station is just a mile away.

Firefighters located the fire in a bathroom in the living area and the fire was contained to that one room, Mancilla said.

The station was built in the 1950s. In 2008, the working fire station was converted to a resource center.

"It has a dear place in the hearts of the Glendale firefighters, especially the ones who trained there themselves," Mancilla said.

Mancilla said for that reason, there was an emotional attachment to the station.

The cause of the fire and extent of the damage remain under investigation.

Mancilla said all equipment stored at the historic station will be tested to make sure it's operating properly.

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