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Construction begins on new Predator Ridge fire hall

Fire chief Keith Green, contractor Pete Pasechnick and Brad Pelletier, with Wesbild, look on as Coun. Juliette Cunningham kicks off the groundbreaking for a new fire hall at Predator Ridge. - Richard Rolke/Morning Star
Fire chief Keith Green, contractor Pete Pasechnick and Brad Pelletier, with Wesbild, look on as Coun. Juliette Cunningham kicks off the groundbreaking for a new fire hall at Predator Ridge.
— image credit: Richard Rolke/Morning Star

Work has started on a new fire hall in Vernon.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held Monday to kick off the project at Predator Ridge.

"There is a benefit for residents of Predator Ridge from a safety perspective," said Keith Green, Vernon fire chief.

"There are significant interface issues (grass, timber). We've seen summers get drier and we expect that trend to continue."

It's anticipated the $600,000 project will be completed by the end of October, and it will be stationed by volunteer firefighters.

Predator Ridge is currently served by firefighters from the downtown Vernon hall.

Look for more in Wednesday's Morning Star.

 

 

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