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New Fire House Under Construction

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – Construction is underway for a brand new fire house in the Bailey-Genesee neighborhood. It replaces a very outdated, turn-of-the-century structure.

Fire fighters from Engine 31 and Ladder 14 at the corner of Bailey Avenue near Doat are looking forward to a brand new fire house. The new structure will replace a more than 100 year old facility across the street.

Fire Captain Peter Kertzie says the old fire house is in rough shape, with pieces of falling dry wall and a leaky roof. He says it is also too small for the new fire trucks.

Fire Commissioner Michael Lombardo says this is the fifth new fire house to be constructed in the City with two more in the works. Another is planned for Bailey Avenue at Hewitt in the University District. Land has already been purchased. Lombardo says the other fire house is being planned for South Buffalo.

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