SoCal Fire Crew Fined for Not Paying Road Toll During Wildfires

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,

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