Tuesday, 23 April 2019 12:43

Officials considering future of fire tower

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YORK (WGME) - The future of the fire tower atop Mount Agamenticus is up in the air.

Crews are removing the "cab" structure on top of the tower -- as well as 10 feet of the tower itself -- because it is falling apart.

 

Local firefighters want a new fire tower built because they say it is crucial for detecting wildfires.

 

Town officials said most of the metal tower itself is structurally sound. The big question is how far to take the rebuild?

 

"Who doesn't want to go up in a tower? I mean it's fun. I took my kids up here when they were little and I love doing that and it has a practical function. The question is is it worth it replacing it as a full fire tower or just having an observation platform?" York Town Manager Stephen Burns said.

 

York firefighters said they may be able to find grants and hold fundraisers to pay for the new tower.

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