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Palouse sells 1970 fire truck for $240


January 17, 2019

Palouse Fire Department has sold its 1970 Dodge fire truck for $240. Since 2008 it has been stored on private property with the city paying $180 per year in storage costs. The chassis was bought new from Bagott Motors in Palouse and then customized.

“The idea was to keep it as a parade truck,” said Palouse Fire Chief Scott Beeson. Insurance for it was $500 per year, estimated by City Administrator Kyle Dixon.

Last October, Palouse advertised the truck for $500 minimum bids and received none when the process closed.

A day later, Beeson got a call from Dennis Comstock of Potlatch, who off...

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