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Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Dept. rebuilding after devastating fire

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The Mt. Eden Fire Department is working to build a new station on the same spot where the old one burned down. The Mt. Eden Fire Department is working to build a new station on the same spot where the old one burned down.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --The Mount Eden Volunteer Fire Department is rebuilding its station, almost eight months after it was destroyed by a fire. 

Crews started working last week on the new station, which is being built on the spot where the old one once stood. 

“To go from what I saw that morning to this is just fabulous,” said Mt. Eden Fire Lt. John Butler. 

In August 2014, a fire destroyed the building, charred fire trucks and left 25 volunteer firefighters without a home. Butler says it was likely caused by an electrical problem. 

“We were devastated,” said Butler. “But to be able to come out here and see the progress they are making is very uplifting.”

“I've been coming up every day and taking pictures just to save and keep,” he added.

Mount Eden has been counting on surrounding departments to cover its territory since the fire. 

“As much help as they've been, we're ready to get back to being able to take care of ourselves,” said Butler. 

When they are able to, they'll always remember that early August morning. The emblem 'Rising from the Ashes' will be put on the new trucks.

“Now we're ready to get back so we can give back to the community like we were, like we're supposed to,” he said. 

Butler says he hopes the department will be back open by September.

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