Fire levy fails to pass in Lewis County

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WESTON, W.Va. (WDTV)-- The Lewis County Fire Board’s latest effort to pass a fire levy failed on Saturday.

A total of 2,373 votes were cast in the special election, with 1,582 ballots cast against the levy and 791 for it.

To pass, the levy needed 60 percent of voters to approve it.

The fire levy proposal failed in May 2016, as well.

It would have benefited all fire departments in the county by providing them with funds for equipment, training, and upkeep. It also would have generated $2.9 million over five years for fire departments in Jane Lew, Jackson’s Mill, Midway, Pricetown, Weston and Walkersville.