Why is Maple Valley getting less fire protection? Money

  • Source: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
  • Published: 10/09/2017 11:35 PM

People came looking for answers Monday night about why they are getting less fire protection than nearby communities. The answer is money. A lack of funds has meant that Fire Station 83 is staffed only half the time. When a fire broke out in a house down the street last week, engine companies had to be called in from other fire stations. "They determined that it was fire in a garage," said Jeff DiDonato, deputy chief of Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety. It was Corey Leurquin's house that caught fire. "A lot of people are getting aware that this station is now be to be shutdown for 75 percent, 50 percent of the time, which makes a lot of them worried."


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