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New fire station next to Sofa Superstore site a possibility

WEST ASHLEY SC (WCSC) -

A working fire station could one day operate just steps from where nine Charleston firefighters lost their lives.

Charleston City Public Safety Committee Chair Kathleen Wilson says the location was discussed by the committee as a possible future site of a fire station.

The land is currently owned by Turky's Towing, and Wilson says while there has been some discussion of buying the plot, there is no plan for the “immediate horizon.” The land must first be purchased before a fire station can be built.

The city's plans to construct new fire stations are outlined in the Master Public Safety Capital Improvements Plan.

Nine firefighters were killed while battling a fire at the Sofa Superstore in June of 2007.

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