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Rainbow MWD ensured water service for fire suppression


Last updated 12/15/2017 at 4:03pm

The Lilac Fire started on property adjacent to the Rainbow Municipal Water District headquarters. Although the Rainbow office was evacuated as well as some of the district’s equipment, Rainbow personnel ensured that the district’s infrastructure was able to provide water for fire hydrants and ceiling sprinklers.

“We really played a support role,” said Rainbow general manager Tom Kennedy.

The high winds that created the risk of a wildfire caused Rainbow to take precautions even before the Lilac Fire began.

“We moved all our heavy equipment and trucks and our personnel over to the P...

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