Community invited to see new fire engine |

Community invited to see new fire engine

North Routt Fire Protection Chief Mike Swinsick stands next to a new truck that will replace the district's 1972 engine.
Matt Stensland

— The North Routt Fire Protection District is inviting community members to an open house to check out the fire department’s new engine.

The open house will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the fire station in Clark.

The new engine cost $350,000, and the Colorado Department of Local Affairs paid for half of it.

The new engine, with four-wheel drive and high-ground clearance, can carry 2,000 gallons of water and can be used to fight structure and house fires with traditional hoses, as well as remote-controlled nozzles mounted on the engine.

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