Boise Fire station damaged

Posted at 5:35 PM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 19:35:00-05

A bay wall of a Boise Fire Department station was damaged Tuesday  -- by one of the station’s own fire trucks.

It happened at Fire Station #8 on Overland Road.

Initial reports said the accident happened as one of the trucks was pulling out of the station responding to a call, and a compartment door on the side of the truck – which was inadvertently left open -- caught on a section of a bay wall.

The crew was unable to stop the truck in time.

“The Ada County Paramedics ambulance will continue to run calls as usual, but other nearby fire stations will be assisting with calls while the bay and engine are repaired,” Boise Fire Department spokeswoman Tammy Barry said.

It was not immediately known when the wall will be repaired.