Despite not having enough money in the budget to purchase new fire engines, the Lee County Board of Commissioners voted to take money from its contingency fund to pay for the repairs.
The fire engine at Leesburg Fire Station has been repaired. The engine at Redbone Fire Station is currently being fixed, so that station has a temporary backup unit. The two engines needing repair are 2003 models.
Lee County Public Safety Director Bobby Watkins says it is costing a little over $17,000 each to repair. He expects the engine being repaired to be returned to Redbone Station within a week.
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