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Colfax units respond to Trunkey Road fire


August 27, 2020

ST. JOHN—Colfax Fire Department was dispatched to a fire just off Trunkey Road between St. John and Steptoe Aug. 19. Three trucks from Colfax responded, joined two trucks each from Steptoe and District 7 Rosalia in assisting District 2.

“I’m glad we live where we do,” said District 2 Fire Chief Steve Gibson, crediting the success in containing and extinguishing the fire to the aid from the other districts, unsure if the district could have handled it on its own.

Prior to the Trunkey Road fire call, St. John units had been called to a fire in the Lamont area. The units were between...

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