Mulberry Grove Fire Chief Praises School, Departments On Tuesday’s Evacuation

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On Tuesday morning, April 7, Mulberry Grove, Keyesport, and Greenville firefighters responded to a fire in the ag shop area of the Mulberry Grove school building. Students were evacuated and while the building sustained damage, no one was injured.

Mulberry Grove Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar told WGEL he was grateful to the other fire departments for their assistance and said thanks to an organized effort by school officials, a bad situation turned out as well as possible:

Volkmar shared his thoughts upon receiving the fire call from the school Tuesday:

The Chief also told us this is a situation that often gets people curious about becoming a volunteer firefighter and there is a definite need in Bond County:

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, contact the fire station in your district. Volkmar said you can leave a message and personnel will contact you with information.