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Generator fails during fire response

Moorcroft Public Works Director Cory Allison reported a problem with the town-owned generator to the council after the January 25 grass fire that devoured around 1000 acres east of town. The department was providing water to the fire trucks as they were emptied on the site.

“We lost power out there. We had the fire trucks trying to keep up so Dave [Elliott] and [I] had to come in and get all the town wells running,” he said.

“We were at high capacity, trying to keep up with the fire trucks. We did keep up with them, but with our generator being down out there, it died down and was dead.”

He ex...

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