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Fire engine stolen in Donegal found dumped at the border with life-saving equipment missing

A fire engine was stolen from a station, driven for some time before being dumped at the border, gardaí say.

Highland Radio is reporting that the vehicle, worth €400,000, was taken from Stranorlar Fire Station in Co Donegal.

The vehicle later found dumped at the border in the Killygordon area.

According to the station the vehicle wasn’t extensively damaged but vital equipment used when attending a traffic collision was taken.

A garda spokeswoman said: "Gardaí are investigating the unauthorised taking of a fire tender from Stranorlor Fire Station in Donegal. The tender was removed from the station over night. It was discovered this morning at Monnellan Road, Killygordon at 8.40am on April 3, 2017.

"The fire station and fire tender are being examined by Garda scenes of crime examiner."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 9167116

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