Grant aids Castle Lake Ranch VFD Posted in: News The Castle Lake Ranch Volunteer Fire Department has received a $196,000 cost share grant to help purchase a 2019 water tender that will increase the department’s fleet capacity and help it combat fires, officials said. The rural area does not have easy access to fire hydrants, officials said, so having access to 2,100 gallons of water at the onset of a fire will be a real asset. “This tender doubles the amount of water that we can bring to a fire,” said Fire Chief Paul Miller. “Our other trucks carry smaller amounts of water to get started putting a fire out, but ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!