Statesville (NC) Moves Forward on Purchasing Land for Fire Station

Statesville Fire Station 1 will be relocated after officials approved the purchase of land, reports Statesville Record & Landmark.

The purchase of the property from Statesville Housing Authority and construction of the new fire station is expected to cost more than $6 million.

Some city officials cited that they understood the need to move the fire station but had a preference for a prior setting that was eventually not pursued.

The move has been touted by the as a way to help cover any gaps in fire coverage as the city grows while also replacing the current Fire Station 1, which was built in 1952.

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