After the Bluffton Township (SC) Fire District opened its new $3.5 million Station 31 on Tuesday, it christened the facility with its first call on Wednesday morning.
The department says it put out the fire in about 30 minutes, and nobody was hurt.
The station—in the works for several years now, according to officials—is 8,000 square feet and also serves as home to Beaufort County EMS.
“Station 31 was relocated from its original location on May River Road to better serve our community and to give personnel a more modernized facility,” the department said on Facebook. “The construction of this station also provides Beaufort County EMS the ability to house a Medic Unity in this area which will improve response times to medical emergencies. This was a 3.5 million dollar project and we thank our community for their support. Station 31 is located at 31 Red Barn Road in the New River Side area.”