The Elk River Fire Department will begin doing fire inspections in Otsego.
The department will inspect commercial and industrial buildings and structures in parts of Otsego serviced by the Elk River and Rogers fire departments.
Otsego will provide a monthly list of sites that require fire inspections and pay Elk River $50 an hour for the work. The inspections will be done by existing Elk River personnel.
The agreement, which has been approved by the Otsego and Elk River city councils, runs through Dec. 31. That will give both parties a chance to evaluate how to work more collaboratively in the future, according to Elk River Fire Chief T. John Cunningham.