Crews respond to fire at New Castle Street Department

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (WISH) – Crews in New Castle spent several hours battling a fire at the city’s street department.

According to the New Castle Fire Department, the call came in around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

All off-duty firefighters were called, including two volunteer departments in the county.

Crews were able to get the fire out around 5 a.m.

The cause of the fire is unclear but a firefighter said damage is “pretty catastrophic.”

The city’s mayor, Greg York, said the city lost all of their snowplows and trash trucks, saying the entire building burnt to the ground.

There were no injuries.