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Oak Creek Fire Protection District Chief Chuck Wisecup, right, and fire mitigation crew supervisor Rob Bringuel take their “pack test” physical fitness test Wednesday morning at Soroco High School. Grant money will help fund a $173,000 project that enables South Routt firefighters to help residents protect their homes from wildfires.

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Fire mitigation efforts restart in Stagecoach

For the second summer, grant money is allowing firefighters in South Routt County to help residents protect their homes from wildfires.The $173,000 project includes the cost of equipment and for three firefighters to work in the Stagecoach area this summer. Another firefighter will join the project later to help burn slash piles once the snow begins to fall.

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