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Byron Willems, a Craig City Council member and president of the Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board, outlines proposed plans for a live fire training tower near The Memorial Hospital in Craig during Tuesday’s council meeting. Willems said construction is scheduled to begin this summer.

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Fire board president presents to Craig City Council

Public reaction has been mixed to the Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board's plan to build a live fire training tower near The Memorial Hospital in Craig. To address public concerns about staging fires near the hospital, fire officials have embarked on a public campaign to discuss details of the structure and how the department plans to use the facility. On Tuesday night, those efforts continued as Craig City Council members were presented with details of the proposed live fire training tower, which is slated for construction this summer. Byron Willems, a city council member and president of the fire board, led Tuesday night’s discussion, which was well-attended by Craig residents.

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