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Controversy over Saturday shutdown of firehouse

They say it could create a big safety issue! Lexington plans to close a firehouse for one day, this Saturday, December 20, in order to save money.
Station four, on Jefferson Street, will be out of operation Saturday. Firefighters say the station is too important to be closed, even if it's just for a day, but Lexington mayor Jim Newberry says it's the best option the city has. He says the temporary closing of the Jefferson Street fire station from time to time will save the city close to one million dollars in overtime. It's allowed the city to avoid layoffs and possible tax hikes.
The mayor says the temporary closings will not impact public safety as other firehouses are nearby.


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