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Plans approved for Cape Girardeau Fire station renovations

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The Cape Girardeau city council voted to move forward with the renovation of two Cape Girardeau fire stations.

Work could begin as early as next spring on the main Sprigg St. station and Mt. Auburn Rd. station.

Work to the main station will include adding an additional garage bay and improving the bunk room and kitchen. Plans also include upgrading safety at the main entrance.

Upgrades at the Mt. Auburn Rd. station include building a new storage structure to better house equipment.

Assistant chief Mark Hashheider says the upgrades are necessary to ensure firefighters can keep up with demand.

"We are one of the larger departments in the state," Hashheider said. "While we may be a large department we're also very regional so we have to offer a lot of services a lot of fire departments may not do or they share with other departments."

Hasheider says the project will cost about $2 million.

The city allocated that money when voters passed the fire sales tax in 2014.

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