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Local Fire Marshal Shuts Down Road Construction

Today’s burning question: I am the local fire district’s fire marshal and a contractor just erected signage indicating they plan to shut down a key road for construction that will result in a 10-mile detour for our fire apparatus. If this constitutes an unreasonable hazard in the event of a fire, can I issue an emergency stop work order? Answer: That is exactly what a fire marshal in Oregon did earlier this month.

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