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Thu May 30, 2019, 03:48 AM

San Diego County goes to court to find missing fire truck as legal tussle with volunteer firefighter

A fire engine has gone missing in Julian, the latest casualty in the tug-of-war between the county and the volunteer firefighters who once served the rural area.

The $300,000 engine, E57, was based at a station staffed by members of the Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District, the county’s last volunteer fire department that was dissolved on April 8.

But when the county Fire Authority assumed control of the district, a decision that is being challenged by the volunteers, the fire truck was gone from the small station in Cuyamaca. And it wasn’t at the district’s main fire station in Julian, either.

Queries as to its whereabouts were met with shrugs.

So the county Fire Authority filed a missing/stolen vehicle report with the Sheriff’s Department, which is now investigating, officials say.

Read more: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/story/2019-05-29/county-goes-to-court-to-find-missing-fire-truck-as-legal-tussle-with-volunteer-firefighters-heats-up

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