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Hoxie fire department hosts open house

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -The Hoxie Fire Department hosted an open house on Saturday to give the community a chance to tour the firehouse and see the new equipment.

Firefighters also gave out information on the services they provide, like installing fire alarms. "We do this to coincide with fire prevention week," said Will Tate, the assistant fire chief. "We will do some lectures and stuff like that if people want to come and ask questions." Tate also said that the open house is also a way to recruit people for the fire department's internship program.

The department sold Boston butts and had live music from a local band. The Hospital Wing helicopter also made an appearance, landing in front of the fire department at 2 p.m. for the event.

Tate says the fire department welcomes residents to stop by the fire station if they couldn't make it on Saturday.

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