Happening nearby: Regional Fire Authority passing in election night returns

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Election results Tuesday night show the South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue proposition with a slight lead at 54.40 percent of the vote.

South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue is the name of a proposed Regional Fire Authority (RFA) between Snohomish County Fire District 1 and the Lynnwood Fire Department. Lynnwood and Fire District 1 began discussing the plan for the RFA last year. In May, both entities voted to put it on the ballot.

As of Tuesday night, 14,299 ballots had been counted in the area encompassed by the City of Lynnwood and Fire District 1 combined. The measure needs to get at least 50 percent approval from that area to pass. On Tuesday, 7,740 ballots were counted as “yes” votes and 6,489 were counted as “no” votes.

If passed, the RFA would form on Oct. 1. Click here to learn more about the proposed RFA.

View all primary election results at this link. They are expected to be updated on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at approximately 5 p.m.

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