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GBFD thankful for rain before Fourth of July

Great Bend Fire Station No. 2

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A fireman’s dream is rain on the Fourth of July, said John Stettinger, battalion chief at the Great Bend Fire Department. The next best thing is the series of rains the Golden Belt has experienced leading into the explosive weekend.
“The rain has been a blessing,” he said.
As of late Friday afternoon, firefighters reported only one fireworks-related call. They extinguished a small grass fire at 2:56 p.m. in the 200 block of Plum St. But Stettinger was prepared for a busy evening, knowing most Fourth of July fires start later in the day. Extra staff were ...


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