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Alley topic returns to Colfax council


May 30, 2019

Discussion of alley access resumed at the May 20 Colfax city council session after the topic surfaced at the prior council session. Fire Administrator Tim Tingley reported the city’s fire truck can negotiate the alleys on the west side of Main, although clearance is very tight when a delivery truck is parked along the back of the food pantry building.

Tingley added that, as a rule, fire crews check out the kind of fire response needed on an alarm and try to avoid driving a fire engine into the alley. He added because of the constricted space, driving a fire engine into an alley is not a...

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