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Rural fire departments fear funding issues during shutdown

 

January 18, 2019



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma officials anticipate problems with funding the state's rural firefighting services if the partial federal government shutdown persists.

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture's forestry division received communication from the U.S. Forest Service not to suspend any activities on some of their federal grants, despite being unable to access the subsidies for a potential fire hazard, the Journal Record reported.

"If we do something and expect payments, we're probably not going to get any money for a while," said Mark Goeller, head of the Oklahoma Department of A...



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