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Bossier Fire Dist. 3 moves closer to closure

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Two Bossier Fire Districts are one step closer to consolidation.

Related article: Bossier Parish Fire Districts 3, 5 poised to combine

Organizer Anne Young says District 3 in Ivan can't operated on its own any more, and simply doesn't have the manpower needed to stay open.

Young says District 5 will take over services for the area.

District 3 needed 148 voter signatures- just over 50% of residents- to take their merger plan before the police jury. They got 178 signatures. That's roughly 61% of registered voters.

The registrar of voters is now verifying the signatures to make sure they belong to eligible voters.

After that, the consolidation plan goes to the police jury for approval.

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