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Shortest response time ever? Firefighters deal with blaze at their own station

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Mar 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-03 13:31:02-05

SALT LAKE CITY - Firefighters are recovering after fighting a fire at their own station.

Tuesday morning the crews were called to a fire and little did they know, they were already at the scene.

The fire sparked at Station No. 2 near 3rd N. and 270 W. at about 1:30 a.m.

Officials said nine firefighters were at the station when the fire started.

They moved the fire engine out of the building and immediately went to work on the flames; 35 crews in all fought the blaze.

Nine firefighters were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and have since been released.

The fire caused heavy damage to the second floor of the building.

Authorities are investigating what sparked the blaze.