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Work begins on fire station on Norman’s east side

Construction is under way on Fire Station No. 9 on Norman’s east side. It will be modeled after a new station on the west side that has received national recognition for its design standards.

BY JANE GLENN CANNON Modified: August 10, 2012 at 11:55 pm •  Published: August 11, 2012

NORMAN — Construction has started on Fire Station No. 9 on Alameda Street, east of 24th Avenue SE.

Workers have cleared the 10-acre site and poured concrete for the 15,200-square-foot station that officials hope will improve response times on the east side and alleviate the workload of a downtown fire station, which is the main responder to fires and emergencies in that area, Fire Chief James Fullingim said.

With the recent...
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