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Fire Museum plans heating up

BELLFLOWER – Long ago, a 1925 Engine 23 Stutz roared down the streets of this city.

Photo Courtesy of conceptcarz.com

At the time, Bellflower had its own fire services before it began a contract with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Many years later, a group of current and retired firefighters acquired the engine, stowing it away in a South Gate warehouse.

Now, that historic Stutz may return to the city, as well as 45 other fire engines and trucks dating back to the 1860s.

The City Council’s decision this past week to allow the association to set up shop in town is the start of a three- to five-year, $25 million project involving support from some major players, including Supervisor Don Knabe and Long Beach restaurateur John Morris.
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