Local fire department sports new million dollar fire truck

HOUGHTON — The Houghton Volunteer Fire Department has a new fire truck.

The 2015 model comes equipped with a 100 foot aerial platform and has 7,000 miles on it. The cost of the vehicle is $1,017,500.

Houghton City took out a loan through the USDA Rural Development for $462,000 of that and paid the remaining balance out of the city’s equipment fund.

The projected life of the vehicle is 25 years and it will be an upgrade to the 1986 model the city has been using since 2009.