Donated Lacey fire engine put to work in Mexico

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(Lacey Fire District 3)

A Lacey Fire District truck donated to Michoacán, Mexico is already being put to use.

The district shared images taken in Mexico of crews putting out a fire using the truck, with the Lacey Fire website still adorning the side of the engine.

Officials say they donated the truck in September, and began a 48-hour journey to deliver the fire engine to the Mexican station. It was a long drive fraught with mechanical issues, but they got the rig in service, and first responders in Mexico are already hard at work using it.

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