Firefighters did not have to go far to battle a two-alarm blaze late Monday afternoon. After all, it was the firehouse that was burning.

Chief Larry Stevens said the fire broke out when firefighters from the department of neighboring city Fairfield were practicing a smoke drill, which somehow turned into the real thing.Stevens said there were no injuries and that the firefighters were able to roll all their equipment out of the burning building. He estimated that the building, one of the state's oldest firehouses, was about 20 percent destroyed.