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City prepares for busy year

January’s cold snap was tough for the fire department, the Sundance City Council heard last week.

It was “Mother Nature at her worst” when a structure fire during subzero temperatures caused “total havoc”, said Fire Chief Gari Gill, plugging the diesel particulate filters and “shutting [two] trucks down”.

One of those trucks is now up and running at a repair cost of around $2000, Gill said. The other is likely to cost around $5000.

Though the city will still need to pay the $1000 deductible, he reported that insurance does cover the rest of the costs. By doing all the work themselves, Gill sai...