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Work continues on fire station No. 1


A crane lifts precast concrete slaps into place at the new fire station site near downtown Sylvania.


A crane lifted precast concrete sheets this week as the future Sylvania Fire Department Fire Station No. 1 starts to take shape.

The concrete was lifted into the structure to be the floors of the station, and the second floor was completed in a day, Fire Chief Jeff Kowalski said.

The brick masons, who started placing brick on the building's facade this month, are nearly finished with the first floor and next will tackle the second floor, Chief Kowalski said.

The fire station’s foundation was completed on May 29. The station, replacing a small building on the same site on Monroe Street just west of Main Street near downtown Sylvania, has a completion date of Nov. 1.

Construction of the $1.9 million station is on time and on budget, said Chief Kowalski. The fire department is temporarily operating the station out of makeshift quarters on Brint Road at McCord Road.

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