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By Lou Marzeles

Fire District burgled, has to borrow equipment


February 20, 2019

Someone who may be a serial fire station burglar has hit a Klickitat County Fire District 3 station repeatedly, most recently on Feb. 18 when he broke into Station 32 and stole several expensive pieces of equipment. That robbery forced the district to have to borrow critical equipment from mutual-aid organizations to fight a fire that same day. The thief may have been the suspect encountered and interrupted during a burglary attempt at the same station on Jan. 26.

Station 32 is an unstaffed volunteer fire station that houses three to four critical vehicles that serve the entire lower and upper Snowden area, Catherine Creek, and Courtney Road communities. Inside this facility are certified...

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