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Haunted Fire Dept. to raise money for cancer patient

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An Austin woman battling cancer is getting some help from her city's fire department.

The department's Haunted Fire Station is one of its biggest fundraisers of the year.

It takes two to three months to build the 400 foot maze full of monsters and other scary spooks.

This year the department is using some of the proceeds to help out one of its biggest supporters.

Brenda Ryan has been undergoing treatment for colon cancer.

Fire Chief Steve Bettis said it's a way to say thank you for all Ryan has done.

"She is on our community auxiliary and does a lot for the fire department, a lot for the community," Bettis said. "It was great to be able to team up with them and use some of the funds for the fire department plus also help a lady that's been so critical to our day-to-day operations."

The Haunted Fire Station is open Thursdays through Saturdays until October 31.