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Guthrie City Council Unanimously OKs New Ladder Truck

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GUTHRIE, Oklahoma -

Firefighters in Guthrie are getting much needed tool to keep their city safe.

The city's fire department has been without a ladder truck for two years. The city council approved the purchase of a new truck in a unanimous 7-0 vote last night. The truck will arrived next fall and will come fully equipped for firefighting duty.

Just last month, a house fire required nearly four hours of fighting but, in spite of their efforts, the home was a total loss. Fire chief Eric Harlow told News 9 had they had a working ladder truck then the outcome may have been different. Without it, firefighters were slowed, unable to get onto the roof to properly ventilate it or cut holes into it in order to get water onto the fire.

The budget for the truck is $934,000. The new ladder truck will cover all of Logan County as well as Guthrie since no other fire department has one.

The truck pictured is similar to the one that will be bought.

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