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Construction starts on new fire station

Hahira - A South Georgia town will soon have a new and improved fire department.

Hahira city leaders broke ground on their new fire station Thursday. It will be 4,000 square feet compared to the current facility that's only about 1,300 square feet.

Firefighters can house all of their equipment under one roof...and will be able to do their jobs more efficiently.

"Having all our equipment in one place will maximize our response times and we'll still be centrally located in the city," said Fire Chief Dwight Bennett.

The new fire department is being built on a vacant lot just off East Main Street that was donated to the city by Smith Hospital.

Construction should be finished by late August.

posted by ashley.harper@walb.com