Several firefighters with the Autryville (N.C.) Fire Department escaped serious injury when a tornado ripped the roof off the fire station Tuesday.
The tornado produce winds of 110 mph and left all but one fire truck damaged when it hit the volunteer station.
“Everyone is safe,” Autryville Fire Chief Andrew Hawkins told the Fayetteville Observer. “Equipment can be replaced. The department can be replaced. Lives can’t.”
Surrounding area fire departments and the Red Cross provided assistance. The tornado cut a 100-yard path and destroyed several mobile homes. No serious civilian injuries were reported.