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Banner fire protection

If you live on Banner Mountain, you may not know that our nearest fire protection now comes from Providence Mine Road in Nevada City. Our little fire house on the Nevada City Highway is empty and for sale. Our Station 86, just above Valley View, houses some trucks but no one to drive them. (Volunteer firemen are a thing of the past.)

Several years ago, [Nevada County] Consolidated Fire District remodeled that house to accommodate live-in firemen – ruining the nice building used for community functions – but it was never manned. Now the board is looking for Banner Mountain property to build a new fire house and will have a measure on the ballot to pay for it.

Station 86 is centrally located, paid for, and adequately houses three engines and living facilities.

If you live in the Banner Mountain, Idaho-Maryland Road area, you must voice your opinion now! Phone, write or attend the next meeting of the Consolidated Fire District July 15.

Margie Allstot

Nevada City

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