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Truckee fire assessment passes

The votes for a Truckee Fire Protection District assessment were added up on Thursday and unofficial results show the measure passing.

The tax would add $49 per year to single homes and $145 to commercial and industrial parcels. All together, the district hopes to raise $800,000 annually for additional personnel, a communications upgrade, and defensible space work.

“We’re very pleased it passed by a good clear percentage,” said Fire Marshall Bob Bena. “It’s the community who benefits from this ” it will reduce response times throughout the area.”

Yes: 5,023 (58%)

No: 3,566 (42%)

Yes: $191,947.30 (56%)

No: $148,433.62 (44%)