No More 'Tightwad Hill' Outside Britt Festivals

, Written by Craig Smullin, Posted: Wed, August 29 2012 at 5:14 PM, Updated: Wed, August 29 2012 at 5:19 PM

A Britt tradition out tonight... because of fire. The Jacksonville Fire Department has made the area some locals lovingly call 'Tightwad Hill' a fire lane... restricting access to the public. NBC-5's Craig Smullin says last month fire crews were blocked from accessing a fire on a trail above the Britt grounds... so now people will no longer be able to sit or stand on that area of West Fir Street.  

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Craig Smullin

NBC5 News Director Craig Smullin co-anchors NBC5 News at 6 and hosts the 5 on 5 Feature Interview on NBC5 News at 5.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Craig graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California with a degree in Recreation Administration and Sports Management.

Since joining NBC5 News in 2005, Craig has performed virtually every job in the newsroom: News and Sports Reporter, Sports Anchor, Producer, series and segment Host and Anchor of NBC5 News at Sunrise and NBC5 News at 5. He became News Director in January, 2014.

When he's not managing a busy newsroom, Craig spends time with his wife, two young sons and two dogs. He is a dedicated fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Portland Trailblazers and loves snow boarding the slopes of Mt. Ashland.

Catch Craig co-anchoring with Christine Pitawanich weekdays on NBC 5 News at 6pm.

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