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Atkinson buys county's first fire truck

May 3, 2007

Atkinson County - Atkinson County only had one fire tanker.  So when the six thousand acre wildfire first started, they relied heavily on neighboring counties for help.

And the cost of the fire continues to increase with every acre.

Despite the price tag, the County Commission realized the need and just purchased the first fire truck in Atkinson County history.

It will soon be on the front lines helping to put out the Roundabout Swamp fire.  "This was in the works but this fire really accelerated the need and our commissioners stepped forward and did whatever they had to do," says David Moore, EMA director in Atkinson County.

With the county's newest toy, they hope to now one day return the favor to the hundreds of firefighters who have come to their aid to help them contain and put out the wildfire.


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