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Demolition begins on Lafayette Fire station #3

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 12:29:54-04

LAFAYETTE — The demolition of the Lafayette Fire Station on Cooper Drive has begun.

This week, crews began taking down the old building in preparation for the building of a new facility.

Last month, officials with the Lafayette Fire Department announced the closure of fire station #3 located at 429 Cooper Drive, in the Truman neighborhood.

The building was closed starting Monday, March 2, 2020 for demolition. A new station is set to be constructed.

The construction is budgeted at $1.5 million dollars and expected to take a least a year to build. The new facility will be 13,000 square feet.

Final plans not complete and an exact start date has not been determined.

Fire Department employees were moved from that location to fire station #11, 1115 Ambassador Caffery. During construction of the new facility, the engine company will be responding from fire station #11 to calls for service in that response area.

A video of the current construction can be seen below: