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Wash. city faces cut to fire service

The considered cuts will end first-response firefighting capability at one of its 15 fire stations

By Jonathan Brunt
Spokesman Review

SPOKANE, Wash. — Less than a week after Spokane firefighters pulled two people from a burning home, the Spokane City Council is considering a budget that will essentially end first-response firefighting capabilities at one of its 15 fire stations.

Cuts to the city's fire service likely is the most controversial part of the proposed 2013 city budget that the City Council is scheduled to consider Monday night.

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