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Improved insurance rating could mean lower rates for SH residents


April 4, 2017

File Photo IMPROVED WATER options are increasing local firefighters’ ability to battle outlying blazes. Tankers, including the ones pictured, had to bring water 10 miles from Foster to the Cascadia School and Post Office fire in 2011.

Many Sweet Home area property owners outside the city limits may see lower property insurance rates when they renew their policies after June 1.

The Insurance Services Office recently completed a review of the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District, and the score for Sweet Home improved from 4 to 3. Until now, that score applied only to properties within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant.

That improvement will result in small decreases, said Farmers insurance agent Craig Fentiman last week.

David Hyland, an ISO field representative, told the Sweet Home City Council last week that about 90 pe...

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