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Golden Hills fire station could shut down due to budget cuts

Posted at 11:24 PM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 02:24:18-04

The Kern County Fire Department is considering closing down their fire station in Golden Hill due to forced budget cuts in the county.

The discussion started on Tuesday after the preliminary budget hearing at the board of supervisors meeting.

Golden Hills resident Charles Robison owns approximately half an acre of land and is worried about what could happen to his home if the fire station closes down.

Fire chief Brain Marshall says the station closing will mean longer response times and could fire season more dangerous, especially because of the dry conditions.

The department is working with the county to try to keep the station open at least until the end of the fire season and is set to meet with county supervisors on Tuesday to come up with a plan to at least keep the station open until the end of fire season.