OZARK COUNTY, Mo -- Everyone loves a good comeback story. For one volunteer fire department in Ozark County, the odds were certainly against them.
April 2011 was a month that many would like to forget at the Timber Knob Volunteer Fire Department. They were the victims of arson. Now they are bouncing back.
"We are rebuilding. They can kick us down but we aren't down forever," said Timber Knob Fire Chief Ruby Winslow in April of last year. KY3 traveld to Ozark County after arsonists attacked her fire station.
"There was over $200,000 in losses," she explained.
Hoses were destroyed and trucks were taken out of commission all because of a fire so hot even aluminum melted.
"It's sometimes overwhelming to think about all the things that went on a year ago," said Winslow.
The volunteer fire department is bouncing back.
"All the locals here, all the local departments in Ozark county, came up here and spent many many hours putting this thing back together," said Pontiac Fire Chief Al Davidson.