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A new $8 million dollar plus fire station has been dedicated in Ventura County.

Ventura County Fire Station 27 is in Fillmore.  The 15,000 square foot building is located on nearly three acres of land at the intersection of Highway 126 and C Street.

Have you ever wanted to visit a fire station? If you’re living in Ventura County, you might be in luck.

The Ojai and Santa Paula Fire Stations are opening to the public for a free event, with popcorn, hot dogs, and firehouse tours.

A plan to replace an outdated fire station in Ventura County is moving ahead, after County Supervisors approved buying land from a church to build a new facility.

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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.

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Bells rang Sunday morning throughout South and Central Coast fire stations to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Flags were lowered to half-staff, and there  were moments of silence for reflection.

In Ventura County, five bells were rung four times in a row at 6:59 Sunday morning, coinciding with the time of the collapse of the World Trade Center South Tower.