Columbia's oldest fire station in need of repairs - WKRN News 2

Columbia's oldest fire station in need of repairs

Posted: Updated: July 26, 2012 05:56 PM CDT
COLUMBIA, Tenn. -

Much needed repairs at Columbia's oldest fire station are in the works, but in the meantime, firefighters will have to live and work out of a mobile home.

Station No. 3 was built in 1963.

The roof was damaged during a spring hail storm and heavy rain a few weeks ago caused even more problems.

Water leaked into the fire station and it was determined firefighters could not live there until repairs were made.

"We're trying to take care of their health and well-being," Chief Lee Bergeron told Nashville's News 2.

A temporary trailer and pod have been set up in the parking lot where firefighters will live and work out of for the next few weeks.

"The big thing is to make sure we keep citizens safe," said Chief Bergeron.

The city is working with its insurance company to fix the damage and get a new roof.

Repairs are expected to take anywhere from 30 to 90 days.

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