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Beware bogus fire inspectors

Adjacent jurisdictions, including Escondido, are again getting reports of people who are claiming to be from the fire department and showing up at local businesses to do an inspection, according to Valley Center Fire Protection District Marshal George Lucia Sr.

The perpetrators walk around the premises and then give the business a bill on the spot.

The fire marshal said that actual inspections are conducted by fire district uniformed personnel with photo ID displayed, and if there is a fee involved, an invoice will come from the fire district.

If you think you’ve been hit by a bogus inspector, call the Valley Center Fire Protection District at (760) 751-7600.

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