by Sheila Gardner

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December 7, 2012
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Wildland fire suppression totals $9.2 million over 18 months

Wildland fire suppression in and around Douglas County the last 18 months totaled $9.2 million, and cost the East Fork fire district just over $1 million after cost sharing.

East Fork Fire Chief Tod Carlini provided commissioners Thursday with a summary of fire activity that he said was the costliest in the district's history.

The results:

-- 17,881 acres burned; of which 2,346 acres were privately owned;

-- 24 structures were lost;

-- Five firefighters were injured, but there were no documented civilian injuries;

-- Total fire suppression costs were $9,217,882; East Fork costs $1,059,342;

-- East Fork was reimbursed …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 10, 2012 06:29PM Published Dec 7, 2012 07:53PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.