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Four alarm excitement! Work finally underway on long sought new fire station in Conejo Valley

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Ventura County Fire Department
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Artist's rendering of Ventura County's new Fire Station 34, being built in Thousand Oaks.

The new fire station will replace one built in 1961.

It a project that’s been needed for decades. Construction is underway on a new fire station for the Conejo Valley.

The bulldozers were rolling Friday morning for Ventura County’s new Fire Station 34. The nearly $10 million fire station will be located on close to two acres of land on Montclef Boulevard, near Avenida de los Arboles.

There will be an 11,000 square foot station, and a 2,000 square foot accessory building, with room on the site for future expansion.

County Fire Chief Dustin Gardener says it will replace a nearby station off of Moorpark Road which was built in 1961. There was no room for expansion on the current half acre site. The county has talked about replacing the station for two decades, but it took time to save money for the project, and to find a good site.

Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks says the new station was badly needed, and that firefighters need to have the resources to help protect us, as well as themselves.

The new station is expected to be ready for use in 2024.