***UPDATED: Campbellton Fire Department warns of recent phone scam

It turns out a phone scam reported Thursday by the Campbellton Fire Department was a false alarm.

The department had said somebody was calling residents asking for money to purchase books for local schools on its behalf.

Public Information Officer Yves LePage says it turns out the callers are from the New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs.

LePage says the requests for funds are both legitimate and legal.