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Volunteer firefighters needed in Harlan County

LOYALL, Ky. (WYMT) - Some Harlan County Fire Departments are looking for more volunteers.

The Loyall Fire Chief says a lot of fires happen in fall and winter when people are heating their homes.

He says all of the departments need more volunteers, especially volunteers who live or work in the communities.

He says they need more firefighters so they can get to fires quicker and try to save the buildings or even lives.

"Fire is a 24 hour day thing. It don't take breaks. It don't have holidays. It don't wait on you. It goes on without you, whether you're there or not. It's going to burn until there's nothing else left to burn," said Vern Guffy, Loyall Fire Chief.

Anyone who wants to volunteer should contact your local fire department.

Guffy says they can use volunteers of all ages. He says not all volunteers have to fight fire; some can help bring water or other relief items to the scene.

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