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Paradise gets a new fire engine

The town of Paradise now has a brand new fire engine and it was paid for by Measure C.

Posted: Jan 25, 2018 10:40 PM

Paradise, Calif. -- The town of Paradise now has a brand new fire engine and it was paid for by Measure C.

This was a half-cent sales tax passed by the town in 2014 to preserve public services like police protection, fire suppression, street maintenance, and animal control.

The new truck cost about a half a million dollars and will replace an old engine as well as an old reserve engine.

A Type 1 engine can go to everything from wildfires to rescues and other incidents and will be an overall better fit for the community.

"The engine is lower profile and its angle of approach and departure will make it much more able to access areas that are difficult to access with older engines," said David Hawks, the Paradise Fire Chief.

The high school is an example of that. The older engines couldn't get up the hill behind the school.

Hawks said this one will serve the town for about 20 to 25 years.

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