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Fire 12 meeting contentious

Rodent infestation discovered in fire vehicle

Fire District 12 Commissioner Nick Jones accused Chief Brian Walsworth of “dereliction of duty” at the April 9 commission meeting after Jones saw the state of disrepair in fire station 12-3, on Beeville Loop Road, he said.

Community members told him April 3 that the station was left open, so Jones went to take a look with three witnesses.

Jones said they went inside the open building after notifying the sheriff.

“All I could smell was mouse feces and urine,” he said.

There was a dead mouse in a fire engine compartment, rodent nests, and “a mouse chewing on a roll of paper towels in the front c...


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