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    San Diego County reports fire engine stolen

    May 31, 2019

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County’s Fire Authority has filed a stolen vehicle report with the Sheriff’s Department over a missing fire engine.

    The San Diego Union-Tribune says the $300,000 engine was based at a station staffed by members of the Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District.

    The district was the county’s last volunteer fire department. It was dissolved in April and the Fire Authority took over but volunteers are challenging the move in court.

    When the county inspected the Cuyamaca station, the fire engine was missing. It wasn’t at the main station in Julian, either. That’s where volunteers have holed up, refusing to surrender the property during the court challenge.

    The Union-Tribune says an attorney for the volunteers was asked where the truck was on Wednesday but declined to comment.

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