While medic units were eligible for an upgrade funded by a $1.2-million investment, aid units were not.
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Stage 2 burn bans do not allow for recreational campfires or beach fires.
Firefighting foam from WCFD7 and Phillips 66 Refinery firefighters was brought in to put out the stubborn fire.
The collision occurred about an hour after sunset.
WCFD17 serves neighborhoods to the immediate south of the Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery.
"Anything that involves the fire service industry is always very expensive."
Whatcom County cities and their designated urban growth areas have permanent burn bans on all but recreational fires.
Burn bans, whether temporary or permanent, are in place due to safety and public health concerns.
According to WCFD17 Fire Chief Jim Petrie, there were 2 primary reasons for the change.