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Headed to a fire

Crook County's latest five-ton fire truck was rolled out last week as final preparations were made before heading to Hulett where it will be ready for use as fire season gets into full swing. The military surplus chassis was recently returned from Wyoming State Forestry, almost road-worthy and with a fresh coat of paint. While the chassis was being worked over in Cheyenne, the bed of the truck had been removed and was being outfitted with water tanks, pump and related equipment over the winter in Sundance by the county fire crew. Remounting of the outfitted bed and final preparations were completed last week.

The new unit, along with a 2 ½ ton unit also recently completed will join a small fleet of similar trucks strategically placed around the county.

Crook County Fire Warden Doug Leis said he was able to order an additional unit, already outfitted, from the state thanks to the generosity of folks donating to the county firefighters efforts. He said they anticipate delivery of that unit next spring.

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