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Edmonton firefighters, from left, Cristian Munoz, Paul McGonigal, Natasha Ward, and Brad Lumley set up camp yesterday atop Fire Station #2 at 107 Street and 102 Avenue. They plan to bunk there in an effort to raise $50,000 for Muscular Dystrophy. The determined crew say they will sleep in the cold as long as it takes to raise the funds.

Camping out on the rooftop of a fire hall may not seem like a regular pastime but for some Edmonton firefighters it’s a great way to put out fires when there aren’t any.

Members of Station 2 fire hall downtown are camping out on the roof in a tent until they raise $50,000 for muscular dystrophy.

"We want people to know what when we’re not fighting fires we’re helping charities and this is a good cause," firefighter Paul McGonigal said.

Two years ago when they first camped out it took eight days to reach their goal and McGonigal hopes this year will only take three.

"We will camp out here until we raise the money though, even if it’s not in three days. We don’t stop fighting a fire until it’s out and we won’t stop this until we raise $50,000 so we’re encouraging people to come out and support us," he added.

The public is invited to visit the firefighters and donate to a good cause.

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