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Hill County fire districts receive grants from the BNSF Railway Foundation


Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Roger Haas of the Hingham Rural Fire Distirct, from left, Elton Byxbe of the Inverness Rural Fire District, Kody Peterson of the Kremlin Rural Fire District and Troy Hansen of the Gildford Rural Fire District pose for a photograph Wednesday in the Hill County Commission office with BNSF Railway Regional Communications Director Ross Lane while holding $2,500 checks the BNSF Railway Foundation awarded each of the districts.

Four Hill County rural fire districts received recognition - and cash grants - for all their hard work during the Montana wildfires of 2017 Wednesday morning.

BNSF Railway Foundation awarded the Kremlin, Gildford, Hingham and Inverness rural fire districts $2,500 each, Ross Lane, the regional director of public affairs for BNSF, presented representatives of the districts with the checks during a meeting in the Hill County Commission office in the Hill County Courthouse.

Lane started the presentation by expressing the railway's gratitude for Havre, Hill County and the Hi-Line. He said BNS...

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