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Boggs Run VFD in Marshall County Closing

The Boggs Run Volunteer Fire Department in Marshall County has notified county officials that it is dissolving.

The fire department submitted a letter Wednesday with information about its assets that it will relinquish, county Administrator Betsy Frohnapfel said.

It was not immediately known why the fire department had decided to close. Efforts to reach the fire department and county emergency management officials were unsuccessful.

Benwood fire Capt. Garson Taylor said other fire departments will now cover Boggs Run’s area that it previously serviced. He said volunteer fire departments in Benwood, McMechen, Mt. Olivet and Sherrard would split coverage of the area going forward.

“No, it won’t be affected at all,” he said. “We already have that covered with staffing and manpower.”

The fire department was located at 1519 Boggs Run Road near Benwood.

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