West Baton Rouge Parish awaits fire district

PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) - West Baton Rouge Parish will officially have its own fire district in about a year.

The parish council adopted a resolution from the Louisiana Legislature to create the parish-wide fire district by July 1, 2014.

The legislature acted after parish officials were unable to reach a compromise on how to divide $2.5 million in annual fire protection sales tax revenues among six sub-districts.

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