New Fire Station Opening In Vinton County

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The Wilkesville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 15 for their new fire station.  

The 3,500 square foot structure has four bays and office space for meetings and training.

The new facility can house all of the Vinton County department's equipment, including their largest fire truck, which is too long for the current station.

It cost approximately $237,000 to build the station.

A news release says it was funded by a state grant and a $30,000 donation.

The fire station project is part of a $492,000 project to improve the Village of Wilkesville.

In addition to the fire station construction, the project included a shelterhouse, new sidewalks and street signs for the town.