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Sourdough Rural Fire District breaks ground on new station

By Katherine Mozzone, KTVM Reporter, kmozzone@ktvm.com
Published On: Sep 18 2013 06:27:02 PM MDT
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Trustees of the Sourdough Rural Fire District tell us it's an exciting time for them.

Workers just broke ground on a new fire station on Monday.

Trustees explain they've been planning the facility for twelve years and last year, voters approved a $2.8 million bond.

Right now, they only have two garages built in the late '60's, early '70's.

The new station will have four bays with a place for eight overnight firefighters.

Trustees say only two of their firefighters actually live in the district so, the new spot for folks to sleep with will dramatically improve response time.

They tell us the district currently has 1,500 structures and 5,000 residents but say it's growing and the new facility is poised to take them well into the future.

"We hope this will last us 50 or 80 years. The current one has lasted us 40 years so, this next facility should really take care of the district needs for a long time to come," says Sourdough Rural Fire District Trustee Don Bachman.

Construction is expected to be completed by June of next year.