Searcy To Break Ground on New Fire Station Tomorrow

APRIL 4, 2006 - Posted at 8:07 a.m. CST

SEARCY, AR - A ground-breaking is set tomorrow at Searcy for a new, $2.3 million, 15,000-square foot fire station.  The beginning of construction work comes more than a year after a fire gutted the city's historic downtown fire station.

Mayor Belinda LaForce said it should take about a year to build the new station.

On January 27 of last year, a fire that raged for three hours destroyed the 1930s-era structure that housed the main fire station as well as Searcy District Court, the court clerk's offices and a court probation office.

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