By Griffen Smith
of the Pathfinder 

Seeley Fire Board purchases fire truck, found missing 81K


September 14, 2023

Missoula Rural Fire District

The 2001 fire engine purchased by the Seeley Rural Fire District.

The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Board held a special meeting last week to make two major purchases: a type one fire engine and three extraction tools - totaling $59,000.

Despite not budgeting for either expense, Fire Chief Dave Lane said the district has the money for the purchases because of previous budget errors that left more taxpayer money with the department than previously thought.

The board approved both purchases unanimously, with trustee Susan Monahan absent because of an illness.

The fire truck, a 2001 engine from the Missoula Rural Fire District, was originally listed for...

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