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Knoxville Fire/Rescue Prepared for Influx of People

The Knoxville Fire and Rescue Department has spent months preparing for the thousands of guests in town today. Deputy Fire Chief Greg Higginbotham says that they have three ambulances staffed – one at the station, one at the north end of town, and one by the main campground. The department also has a bike patrol and has borrowed four-wheelers from Bussey and Grinnell to make navigating the crowds easier. Higginbotham adds they’re assisting with a boat patrol at the south end of the mile-long bridge. The weather Wednesday is expected to top out at 80 degrees with mainly clear skies.