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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

Wilbur receives donated fire truck

Airway Heights donates 2001 apparatus


Last updated 12/4/2020 at 2pm

Drew Lawson | The Times

Fire District No. 7 near Wilbur was the recipient of a fire truck gifted by the Airway Heights Fire Department. Pictured (L to R) Airway Heights Fire Department Chief Mitch Metzger, Airway Heights Fire Department Assistant Chief Nate Whannell and Lincoln County Fire Protection District No. 7 Chief Shayne Lewis.

WILBUR – The donation of a fire truck to the fire district that serves the Wilbur area will replace an outdated vehicle in the district's fleet.

The 2001 Central States truck donated by the Airway Heights Fire Department has replaced an outdated 1968 engine Fire District No. 7 was using. The newer truck is a welcome upgrade, especially in light of the challenges with the Whitney fire this fall. The fire that started Labor Day weekend consumed over 120,000 acres in Lincoln County, including several structures.

The truck was delivered to the fire station in Wilbur Nov. 25, giving local fir...

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