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Aug 3, 2014 1:36 PM by AP

Fire rating improves in Grand Chenier

GRAND CHENIER, La. (AP) - Homeowners in the Grand Chenier area will be paying less for fire insurance starting in August because of a higher rating awarded to the local fire district.

The American Press reports the rating for Cameron Parish Fire District 9 was raised from Class 6 to Class 5.

The Property Insurance Association of Louisiana sets ratings for fire districts, and the state insurance commissioner approves them. Ratings are on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the worst and one being the best.

District 9 Chief Mark LeBouef says the improved rating was largely the result of firefighters demonstrating quick response to fires.

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