Fire station gets facelift

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HUMBERSIDE Fire and Rescue Service have submitted plans to give its retained station at Epworth an extension and facelift.

The Tottermire Road site was itself damaged by a blaze in June and it was unknown at the time if it was an arson attack or was caused by an electrical fault on the £160,000 fire engine.

HFRS now proposes to make the premises bigger to house a larger fire engine, and rebuild the damaged area.

Also planned is the installation of a larger roller shutter door to make it easier for fire engines to drive out when there is an emergency.

Two residents of a neighbouring property have objected to North Lincolnshire Council about the plans claiming the extension will lead to a loss of light into their property.

A decision on the matter is expected early in 2012.