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Highland Fire Dept to loan engine to WV Fire

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COWICHE,  Wash. -- The West Valley Fire Department will be getting a fire engine to replace the one destroyed in the Cowiche Mill Road fire, nearly two weeks ago.

Fire Chief Sam Glanzer of Highland Fire Department, along with the Board of Fire Commissioners, has agreed to loan their 2004 Central States fire engine to the West Valley Fire.

Highland Fire recently purchased the fire engine from the City of Tieton. Chief Glanzer has made the truck available until a new one can be delivered to WV Fire.

"We have a great working relationship with West Valley, and we know how important it is to have consistency with engines and equipment," said Chief Glanzer.

The fire engine can carry 750 gallons of water, with a 1,250 gallon per minute pump. It will also transport six firefighters in the engine's cab.

West Valley's $400,000 1994 fire engine was destroyed in the burn over during the Cowiche fire.

Meanwhile, arson signs have been posted at the fire site. Investigators determined the fire as "man caused" but are not calling it arson at this time.

Anyone with information on the Cowiche fire should contact the Yakima County Fire Marshal at (509) 574-2941.