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Work Underway To Replace Half Century Old South Coast Fire Station

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Artist's conception of new Ventura County Fire Station in Fillmore

Work to replace a half century old fire station on the South Coast kicked off today.

A new 15,000 square foot Ventura County Fire Department facility is being built in Fillmore. The $8.3 million dollar building will be on a nearly three acre lot at the intersection of Highway 126, and C Street. It will house three trucks and have living quarters for nine firefighters.

It will replace a fire station on Old Telegraph Road in Fillmore built in 1952. The new station is expected to be ready for use in early 2018.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.