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Northfork fire department closes down


The Northfork Volunteer Fire Department has "voluntarily shut down." 

According to the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office, the Northfork VFD was shut down on Thursday due to "several deficiencies concerning defective and out-of-date equipment as well as a lack of fire personnel." The agency launched the investigation after it received a complaint. 

The fire department will remain closed "while it undergoes a restructuring and the cited deficiencies are corrected."

The State Fire Marshal's Office tells WVVA there will not be a disruption is service for residents of Northfork.  During the closure, volunteer firefighters in Anawalt, Bramwell, Keystone, Kimball, and Matoaka will provide coverage.

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