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Hecla, Vandergrift firefighter associations get clean audit reports from state

Paul Peirce
| Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
A firefighter ventilates a wall on the second floor of a home at 221 McKinley Street in East Vandergrift.  Tuesday August 29, 2017.
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune -Review
A firefighter ventilates a wall on the second floor of a home at 221 McKinley Street in East Vandergrift. Tuesday August 29, 2017.

Two Westmoreland County fire departments received clean financial bills of health in audits released Thursday by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.

The Hecla Volunteer Firefighters's Relief Association in Mt. Pleasant Township was audited for 2015 and 2016 with no reported findings.

The Vandergrift Volunteer Firefighters' Relief Association was also audited for 2014 through 2016 with no findings.

DePasquale noted that the full audit reports for the relief associations are available online at .

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2860, or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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