New fire station opens in the Independence Park area

New fire station opens in the Independence Park area
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POSTED: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 1:05pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 1:36pm

People living in the Independence Park area can now feel safer – the Baton Rouge Fire Department opened a brand new fire station in their neighborhood.

The new Wooddale Fire Station is located off of South Wooddale Boulevard, right next to the State Police Complex. This station replaces Fire Station No. 8 on Lobdell Avenue.

Fire officials say this new location is more convenient for the firefighters of Station No. 8 and more importantly, more convenient for the people in the area.

Fire Chief Ed Smith said this is the eighth Baton Rouge fire station to start up in the last eight years.

  

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