Construction starts on new Decatur fire house


DECATUR, Ill (WAND) - Construction on a new fire house started this week.

The City of Decatur is building the new fire house at 350 West Mound Road.

The project is part of two phases. The city manager said, "Phase 1 was the repair and improvements to a couple of the fire stations, and there were some that fell under category that it would have been a bad investment to just repair." Phase 2 is the plan to relocate Fire Station 5 from near Brettwood Village further north to the northeast corner of West Mound Road and Greenridge Drive, which after a study was done, was found to be a bad investment.

The decision to build on West Mound road was driven by the best coverage location, where firefighters could access the most areas quickly.

The construction should be done by May.

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