YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) — A shortage of volunteers has left one of the fastest growing cities in Louisiana searching for firefighters.

Youngsville Fire Chief Tim Barbier says the city has applied for two grants that would help it add two paid firefighting positions to the five paid firefighters and 30 volunteers it already has.

Youngsville officials say the upscale professionals who have been moving into the area are not signing up in sufficient numbers to staff the city's volunteer fire department.

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