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Kennewick To Get Possible New Fire Station

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- The city of Kennewick could be looking to expand their fire department. Off of west 10th avenue an existing house lot could be the location of a new fire station.

Fire Chief Neil Hines said Monday the first step is what happens at the Kennewick city council meeting. The new fire station has been proposed to reduce emergency response times in the southwest part of the city. The owner of the existing home is one willing property owner who would sell his land to the city.

"We hope they'll make the decision to buy a piece of property and then take the next step, potentially looking at additional property and then looking at a design in a partnership with some other agencies," explained Fire Chief Neil Hines. "But it's one step at a time and first is just to buy a piece of property and then figure out where we're going to go from there."

If the city council approves the project the next step is designing the station. Chief Hines says if they work with the city of Richland to draw up two similar stations at the same time they might be able to save money in design costs.