Hillsboro fire adding new tanker to its fleet

(Hillsboro) With the help of a grant the Hillsboro Fire Protection District will be purchasing a new tanker vehicle.

Hillsboro fire Chief Brian Gaudet says the tanker will be stationed at the district’s number 2 house on Route B.

The purchase of the new tanker is part of the fire district’s capital improvement plan.

The total cost of the number tanker vehicle is $338-thousand; however, the $120-thousand grant from VW will help reduce the overall cost.