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Gladys Vol. Fire Dept. gets new fire truck, first in Virginia

(Gladys Vol. Fire. Dept.)

GLADYS, Va. (WSET) -- The Gladys Volunteer Fire Department has a new fire truck that they say will help them fight brush fires.

Their new truck cost $250,000 and is built to go off of the road.

The fire chief says it can hold 1,500 gallons of water, compared to a normal truck that can only hold 250.

This truck is the first in Virginia and the second on the east coast.

They were able to get it by saving, fundraising, and with some help from Campbell County kicking in about one-third of the funds.

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