The downtown Port Royal Fire Station suffered a bit of a "boo-boo" this week, and the scars remained through Friday as officials prepared to repair a broken garage door.
At about 10 a.m. Wednesday, a fire engine and smaller response squad truck were leaving the Paris Avenue station. The fire engine exited the garage, and the driver attempted to close the door using a remote, Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Chief Sammy Negron said. The driver pushed the wrong button.
"He pushed the button for the other door while this squad was coming out and the squad did not see the door start to go down," he said.
The truck was unscathed, but the door's windows shattered.
Town manager Van Willis said the building is insured, but the repair costs will be less than the deductible, so the town intends to repair the damage on its own. A repair crew was at the station Friday. Willis estimated the work could cost more than $1,000 and should be done soon.
In the meantime, the broken door was covered in plywood and plastic.
Fire department response will not be hindered by the damage or repairs, Negron said.
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