Groveton EMS loses station in fire

Groveton EMS loses station in fire
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GROVETON, TX (KTRE) - A fire has destroyed the Groveton EMS station and the home of the owner Thursday night.

Groveton Fire Chief Glenn Hammond confirmed the station and home are a total loss.

Hammond said the EMS is a separate service from Groveton Volunteer Fire Department.

Homeowner David Robison told us no matter what, he and his wife are going to continue their business.

"This community has really opened its heart to us," Robison said.

Robison said the community's love is what's keeping him and his family in good spirits.

"I noticed a strange noise and smell," said Robison. "I opened my eyes and there was fire coming down through the ceiling."

According to Robison, the blazing fire broke out around 12 a.m.

"One half of this building is used for ambulance service, and then the other we use as a residence," Robison said.

Authorities believe oxygen tanks in the home fueled the flames.

"It was kind of a loud ruckus explosion," Robison said.

Carolyn Monk lives close by and saw the fire taking place.

She said the community is mourning this lost as well.

"This was a really big disaster for this town, community and the people who live here," Monk said.

Robison said he and his family have nothing left, but will continue taking calls and caring for the community.

"I'm going to be here for this town," Robison said. "They have treated me well, and I'm going to be here forever."

The cause of this fire is still under investigation, but a Groveton Fire Department official believes a possible cause could be electrical.

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