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Lexington's Fire Station 24 Is Open

Aug 21, 2019
Originally published on August 20, 2019 12:05 pm

The ribbon is cut and Lexington’s new state-of-the-art Fire Station is up and running. With two brand new trucks behind her, Engine 24 and Tanker 1, Lexington Fire Chief Kristin Chilton opened Fire Station 24.

The station has been operating for two weeks but today/Tuesday marked its official opening. The 15,338-square foot facility has three bays and the best tools available for the city’s firefighters to do their jobs. It will serve Lexington’s northwest side which Chief Chilton said has grown in population to match the city of Versailles. The coverage area includes Masterson Station, surrounding subdivisions and the interstate.

This is the first two-story station built in Lexington since 1929 and was designed to blend into the neighborhood while featuring all the latest in technology. There are now 24 fire stations in Fayette County.

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