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Vacant fire stations may have a second life

3 years 1 month 1 week ago December 09, 2013 Dec 9, 2013 Monday, December 09 2013 December 09, 2013 7:03 AM in News

BATON ROUGE - Four of the East Baton Rouge city-parish's old fire stations could soon see new life.

City-parish leaders say they hope the structures, shuttered after the construction of six new fire stations over the past four years, can be used by groups that serve the community.

Public Works director David Guillory says four are being considered for auction. The Metro Council is slated to hold public hearings next week to discuss whether to declare the properties as surplus, a step necessary to start the process.

Plans are in the works for two other firehouses. The old Foster Street fire station is now being used by Baton Rouge Community College. Another will be torn down for a future road project.

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