Fire station to reopen in downtown Muncie after nearly a decade

MUNCIE, Ind. – For nearly a decade, Muncie has not had a fire station downtown, but a new business deal could help improve the safety of the neighborhood.

Fire station No. 1, built in 1905, was said to have several structural issues by architects years ago, and other area firefighters were called to serve the downtown area. 

This week city officials accepted a bid to repair the floor of the building, which will allow fire trucks to be housed inside once again. 

"Response time is something that we can offer and having trucks here in being able to get you an address quickly and get water on it is just huge,” said Muncie Fire Chief Eddie Bell.

Work to repair the floors will begin in less than two weeks. 

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