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Worth Commissioners approve fire protection for Flint River Reserve area

A developer is building expensive homes in the Flint River Reserve Community on Lake Blackshear.

He's thrilled Worth County commissioners decided last week to provide fire protection to that part of the county.

Right now the ISO rating for that part of the county is a ten, the worst possible rating, which means home insurance premiums are sky high.

Jim Bacon says many potential buyers are even worried they couldn't get insurance at all, and were scared away.

“We just really thank the commissioners of worth county for stepping up and agreeing to do this and again its dollar and cents and the fact of the matter is rather than looking at fire insurance rates that are going to be astronomical they'll be back down to normal," says Jim Bacon, an Oakland Plantation Partner.

Bacon says residents in the area agreed to raise $30,000 dollars to help improve firefighting equipment at the Warwick station if the county agreed to staff it.

He says they'll start raising that money in the next few weeks.

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