The community of Sitkum has a new fire department garage housing a 1,200-gallon water tender, with room for one more vehicle. Sitkum, located about 25 miles east of Myrtle Point, is included in the Dora-Sitkum Rural Fire Protection District. The department’s main station is in Dora.
The new fire garage may help Sitkum properties qualify for a better ISO rating that could result in lower fire insurance costs, according to Fire Chief Mike Sonnen.
An open house is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the garage. The street address is 18022 Sitkum Lane, Myrtle Point. The public is invited to drop in, and refreshments will be served.
Dora-Sitkum RFPD worked on the garage project for about six years. Construction was funded by federal dollars in a HUD Block Grant disbursed by Business Oregon, with Coos County as the recipient.