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Temporary fire stations planned for Bluffton

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The Bluffton Township Fire District is planning temporary fire stations to avoid increases in home insurance premiums in some communities, the Island Packet reports.

Permanent stations are planned for Palmetto Bluff and Colleton River Plantation, but not for another few years. The Bluffton Township Fire District's attorney said the plans are part of a requirement by the insurance services organization to bring the ISO rating down - meaning the community is safer, which would keep home insurance costs down.

The new stations will require at least 24 new firefighters and will cost at least $2.1 million more a year in staffing.

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