Hi-Line loses fire marshal in state budget cuts
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Havre and most of north-central Montana will have to rely on the services of the Great Falls deputy fire marshal as Bob Nieuwenhuyse looks for a new line of work.
Nieuwenhuyse, deputy fire marshal at the Havre office for nearly 20 years, took early retirement when the Havre office was one of three closed due to state budget cuts.
"I had planned to work for five more years," Nieuwenhuyse said today.
The offices in Sidney and Sheridan also were closed, with their coverage areas absorbed by other offices.
The primary duty of the office, part of the state Fire Prevention and Investigation Burea...