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Charleston to spend millions on fire stations

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The City of Charleston plans to spend millions of dollars in the next 20 years to upgrade fire stations and build new ones.

City Council this week gave initial approval to a tax increase to raise about $60 million for public safety building projects during the next 20 years.

Four of the city's fire stations need upgrades to withstand hurricanes and earthquakes are in the city's historic district. The buildings are protected under city historic preservation rules and cannot be torn down but must be renovated.

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