Residents between Spalding and Juliaetta approved the creation of the Arrow Junction Fire Protection District Tuesday.
A total of 55 people and about 88 percent of ballots were cast in favor of creating the district, with seven votes and 12 percent against.
The subscription service that now serves the area has 54 subscribers within the 72 homes that make up the district’s proposed boundaries. The district will take up about 2,400 acres surrounding the Clearwater River and Potlatch Creek between the Spalding railroad bridge and the Arrow Bridge. The proposed district boundary also includes the Arrow Highline area and the Coulter’s Creek Vineyard.
A board of commissioners will be appointed by the Nez Perce County commissioners and the governor to create the district and set the first rates.