LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A much better outlook for the 356 Volunteer Fire Department in Trinity County. After a blaze gutted their fire house on Sunday.
An outpouring of support continues to lift spirits and more importantly get the department back to fighting fires. This morning the fire chief filled up a trailer of supplies and equipment from the Texas Forest Service in Lufkin.
Collected by the Helping Hands Program. It's meant to replenish what was destroyed in the fire. Other departments donate gear, which is given to others in need.
"It means we're back in business. We actually ran calls yesterday. That was amazing to me that it was burned early Sunday morning here it is Tuesday and we're running calls," said Gina Baker, 356 Volunteer Fire Department.
The 356 V.F.D. took home air packs, hoses, bunker gear, and even a tanker truck.