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They have a small volunteer fire department and many homeowenrs are having trouble finding reasonable fire insruance since they don't have a fire distirct.

 

Residents have gathered more than 240 signatures to allow them to approve their own fire district this November.

 

If approved, it would cost a homeowners $1.75 per one thousand dollars of assessed value.

 

Carolyn Chase help collect the petition signatures.

 

"We have lost a lot of buildings and homes and property.  If we were well equipped or at least better equpped, we could do a lot better with the response and everything."

 

Deschutes County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on putting the issue on the November ballot in late June.

 

If commissioners give the final o.k., residents will decide whether to approve their own fire district in November 2013.

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