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Fire Chief Pete Luttrell and other members of the Avoca Fire and Rescue recently announced that the department is considering dissolving or contracting with another department due to low volunteer numbers. (Alyson Buschena/Daily Globe)

Avoca Fire Department in jeopardy

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AVOCA -- The community of Avoca has a long firefighting history, but that proud tradition could soon go up in smoke.

In a letter sent out to the 147 residents of Avoca, the leaders of Avoca Fire and Rescue announced that due to a lack of volunteers, they were exploring options to dissolve the fire and rescue department.

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Alyson Buschena
Alyson joined the Daily Globe newsroom staff after spending a year in Latin America. A native of Fulda and graduate of the University of Northwestern, she has a bachelor's degree in English with a dual concentration in Literature and Writing and a minor in Spanish. At the Daily Globe, Alyson covers the crime beat as well as Pipestone and Murray counties, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and cooking. More of Alyson's writing can be found at http://throughthelookingglass.areavoices.com.
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