April 16, 2014
Last month's California wildfires took a toll on firefighters: a $100 toll to be exact.
The Transportation Corridor Agencies, which operates a network of toll roads in Orange County, sent Los Angeles County Engine Company No. 116 the $100 ticket for not paying a toll on Route 133 during the October firestorms.
The engine company, based in Carson, fought the Palomar Mountain Fire in San Diego County for nearly a week and likely blew past the
toll booth on its way there.
Los Angeles County fire Capt. Bob Viers says he assumed the fine
was a mistake and called a toll road representative - but the agency insisted the engine company pay up.
Ultimately, Viers had the fine knocked down to $5 and charged it to his credit card.
Information from: The Orange County Register,
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)