Construction of New Cheshire Fire Station Continues After Storm Damage

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y.— Despite being battered by an unusual storm in September that knocked down its roof trusses, the new Cheshire Fire Hall construction is progressing well. The 8,500-square foot, four-bay facility located across from the Town Hall on Routes 5 and 20 is still awaiting doors, but the roof is on.

“It’s under construction and things are moving right along,” said Town Director of Development Doug Finch. “There was a storm that came through with some pretty strong straight-line winds while the roof was under construction,” he said. The wind shear hit around 3 p.m. on that Saturday. “Some of the trusses gave way,” Finch said, “then it was a domino effect after that.”

New trusses where brought in by Chrisanntha Construction of Gorham. “They have been working double-time to get all that work done,” said Finch. “I think they’re on target for an early-December completion.”

Cheshire Fire Department President Bob Finger declined to provide the cost of the new fire hall. Town officials said they don’t have the cost.

Finger said the department expects to be in the new station by Christmas.

“It’s been a long time coming,” Finger said.

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