LIBERTY - The South Fork Fire Department has been officially closed because of five non-compliances found during a June audit.
Casey Fiscal Court decided to close the facility after a July 1 letter from Ronnie Day, executive director of the Kentucky Fire Commission, saying the state would no longer recognize the fire department.
The action to shut down the fire department was taken Monday night at the court's regular meeting, according to Judy Allen, judge-executive pro-tem.
She said the South Fork area will be covered by the closest fire department to the fire scene. Dunnville, Poplar Springs, South East Casey and East Casey County volunteer fire departments are the closest ones to the South Fork community. Residents needing assistance should call the E911 communications center and the dispatcher will contact the closest fire unit.