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Mont. Volunteer Firefighters’ Equipment Stolen Coming Home From Calif. Fire

By Cody Boyer, KXLF:

Police in Idaho Falls are investigating after someone stole more than $1,500 worth of equipment from a fire truck.

That fire truck belonged to a crew from Livingston who were on their way back home from fighting wildfires in California.

A crew of three from Park County Rural Fire Department traveled from Livingston to California, hailing California’s national call for help.

Their trip home was interrupted at a motel early Monday morning.

“It doesn’t only hurt us, our department, but it hurts everybody else,” says Wyatt Adler, engine boss and truck commander for the Park County Rural Fire Department.

Adler, EMT and engine boss trainee Cheyenne Bray and first-year firefighter Dale Bush spent over a week and a half fighting the Kincade Fire, which has burned more than 77,000 acres so far.

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