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City Council Approves Fire Station Plans

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Withmore people living in Minotand surrounding areas, the Fire Department needs to respond to moreemergencies.

Overthe past few years, the Fire Department calls have increased, making itdifficult for responders to get there faster.

Inorder to alleviate this growing problem, city council approved plans to moveforward with a new fire station that would be located in southeast Minot.

"The biggest factor for the Fire Department is not necessarily populationalthough that does play a role. It's the shear physical size of the city. And,being able to get to the calls in a reasonable amount of time with enoughpeople to do well," says fire chief C.J Craven. 

Craven says they hope to have the newfire station up and running in the summer of 2015.

 

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