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Fire dept. enjoys burst of new members

A couple of years ago, Pine Haven's volunteer fire department consisted of only nine active firefighters, inciting a rigorous campaign to enlist more volunteers. The response brought the number of active members to 21 and assistant fire chief Don Lancaster is pleased with the bonus of more training for the participants.

Tom Lubus, who had been a career firefighter with CalFire in California before moving east, was one of those who joined the Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Department in the recent recruitment.

"He's got a tremendous amount of wildland/urban experience," according to Lancaster. "He's...