Commissioners talk fire plan, arson dog

Board of Carbon County Commissioners approve annual fire plan, arson dog recertified

The Carbon County Commissioners approved the annual wildland fire management plan last week, allowing the county’s fire department to cooperate with other agencies in the area when responding to wildland fires.

Fire Warden John Rutherford said the agreement is between federal, state and county firefighting agencies.

“It’s how we conduct business,” he said.

The agreement is beneficial to Carbon County as it stipulates that each agency absorbs its own costs while fighting a fire. While the county has several trucks, it doesn’t have the aerial resources available to the Bureau of Land Management...


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