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New Fire Station Opens in Merrill

After 98 years in it's previous location, The Merrill Fire Department finally has a new home.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday as the new fire house opened for business.

The fire station features a much larger area for fire trucks and EMS vehicles,as well as more comfortable living areas for first responders who are on shift.

While getting the station built has been a long time in the making,
the Chief is proud to have it complete.

"When I started moving boxes and going through the old file cabinet, it turns out the past four fire chiefs all had reports done about building a central fire station and building a new building and a new facility. So, it was kind of neat to look back and to see this all come to fruition." says Chief Dave Savone.

The new fire house cost about $2.7 million to build.
The City of Merrill is currenly exploring options for what to do with the old firehouse.


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