- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - An old fire truck is leaving Michigan winters for the warmth of the Dominican Republic.

A 1992 fire engine owned by the Blackman-Leoni Township public safety department has been sold to the city of Santiago for $16,000.

Public Safety Director Mike Jester was told that demand for an old truck probably wouldn’t be hot. But then the department in Jackson County learned that Santiago wanted to make an overseas deal.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot (https://bit.ly/2hdIHeS ) says Blackman-Leoni is getting two new trucks at a cost of $1.2 million. The old one will stay until the new trucks are ready, probably in spring.

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Information from: Jackson Citizen Patriot, https://www.mlive.com/jackson


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