Oklahoma FD Sold at Auction YCMTSU


An Oklahoma fire department was apparently sold at auction. The Cedar Lake Volunteer Fire Department was sold for $100 by Canadian County to Howie Sutton because of back taxes.

According to Canadian County Commissioner Dave Anderson “It’s a human error, it’s an accident,” and the county is suing to have the sale rescinded.

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About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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