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Hattiesburg (MS) Breaks Ground on Fire Station

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and other city officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the future site of a fire station, reports The Pine Belt News.

Construction on the $2.3 million facility, which is financed on a five-year note, is made possible by a millage increase that was passed in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget. The 10,000-square-foot station is expected to open early next year and will feature four trucks with another bay for additional equipment, a tornado safe room, enough bedrooms for shifts of eight firefighters, and a police substation.