Fire chief Keith Green

Fire chief Keith Green

Construction begins on new Predator Ridge fire hall

It's anticipated the $600,000 project will be completed by the end of October

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.