Fire Truck Taken from Camp for Burn Survivors, Boy Scouts

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    Chief Roy Chandler
    This retired fire truck was stolen from a group of camps in Union, including a camp for kids who are burn survivors.

    State police are investigating after an old fire truck was stolen from a group of camps in Union, including one for children and teen burn survivors and another for Boy Scouts.

    Camp Pomperaug, The Connecticut Yankee Council of the Boy Scouts and the Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp jointly own a retired Oxford fire truck and it had been stored on camp property until someone took it without camp personnel knowing, police said.

    Chief Roy Chandler, of the Bungay Fire Brigade found the truck around 3:30 p.m. on Monday at Bungay Hill and Old Sawmill roads in Woodstock and notified state police.  Chandler then paid to have the truck towed to a safe location.

    Frank Szivos, Executive Director of the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation, which runs the Connecticut said children at the Children's Burns Camp use the truck for water games. 

    Fortunately, whoever took it off the property did not get far because the truck does not run well, he said.

    The camp starts in July and they are in the process of getting the truck back.

    Police are asking anyone with information about what happened to the truck to call Troop C in Tolland.

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