CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – The Charlie Lake Fire Department has received two new fire fighting vehicles as a replacement for its aging fleet.

According to the Peace River Regional District, Engine 1  arrived last week and Tender 2 came to the Fire Department in August, and are replacements for vehicles that were decades old and needed to be retired.

The Regional District says the new Engine 1 has a water capacity of 950 gallons and the new Tender 2 has a water capacity of 1,500 gallons.

The new trucks cost the Regional District a combined total of approximately $1.05 million and will allow the Regional District to continue to meet its commitments to its mutual aid partners, which are the Municipal Districts of Taylor, Hudson’s Hope, and the City of Fort St. John.