Lafayette Fire Department has announced the start of construction for a new $2.5 million fire station, reports KADN News 15.
The original fire station was built in 1978 and was torn down in March due to major structural concerns. As the fire department grew, the size of the station was no longer suitable.
The decision was made to demolish the old station and erect a new one at the same location. The new fire station will comprise of living quarters and a 3-bay apparatus room for fire trucks and service vehicles. The fire station is expected to be completed within one year.