The Alton Fire Department will be equipped with a nearly new 1999 Spartan/LTI ’93 with only 29,000 miles.

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Alton Fire Chief Bernie Sebold and Deputy Chief Mark Harris are in the process of driving the truck home to the city, Chief Sebold reported on Monday night.

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The truck was purchased for $160,000 by the city from Manhasset-Lakeville, N.Y., Fire Department. The city will sell its present Ladder Truck to offset the costs, Sebold said.

“If this truck was purchased today, it would be $1.1 million,” Sebold said.

The Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department placed 2014 Tower Ladder 8720 Fire Truck into service on May 19, opening the availability to sell this truck, its Facebook page said. Manhasset-Lakeville has a volunteer fire department.

The new apparatus replaced the 1999 Spartan/LTI Fire Truck for Manhasset-Lakeville. Scott Garrigan was elected chief of the department for Manhasset-Lakeville on April 16, its public blog reports.

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