It's costly to fight fires.

That's one reason Foothills County is looking at raising the cap on fire service calls.

Currently, the cap is at $1,500 for fire department responses for residential or agricultural fires caused by nature or vandalism.

The county is looking at raising the cap to $10,000.

It would allow the county to recoup some of its costs, which often far exceed the $1,500 maximum.

The bill is sent to the resident who then claims it on their insurance.

The county is urging residents to discuss the issue with their insurance provider.

A public meeting will be held Wednesday, September 27 and for those who can't make it, responses can be e-mailed in by this Thursday, September 21 at 4:30.

They can be sent to planning@foothills or by FAX at 403-652-7880.

Responses can also be dropped off at the county administration building.


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