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Second fire station in San Luis set to break ground

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - A new fire department is coming to the City of San Luis and the project breaks ground in the next week.

The new development will have a similar look to the current station in the North as it will be connected to a new police station.

According to the 2021 U.S. Census Bureau, the population of San Luis is 37,333.

The growing city took a 4% jump in population from 2020, making this new station so necessary.

San Luis Fire Chief, Angel Ramirez says this new fire station will be constructed by a local company, Merrill development.

“So this fire station is a 2,400 sq. ft. fire station. It’s gonna have 7 dorms and a barn for the trucks to park. We’re gonna have 3 ambulances and a fire truck at station one and there will be a rescue truck, an ambulance and a fire truck out on the Eastside,” said Chief Ramirez.

The East part of San Luis has many new homes where a city park, police station and fire station will be neighbors.

San Luis resident, Jesus Borboa chimed in on the new construction taking place across his neighborhood.

“It’s always good to be close to any type of law enforcement. I used to live in a neighborhood where it was pretty bad and yeah I feel kinda relieved we’ll be close to a fire department now,” said Borboa.

Chief Ramirez says this new development is something the city deserves but it has been on hold since the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Now finally that we see it come into fruition, it is very exciting for the city. ‘Cause I’ve been here 18 years and I thought I would never see another fire station, but you know San Luis needs it. It’s growing and I’m happy that in the next year we will have a fully functioning fire station #2,” said Chief Ramirez.

Chief Ramirez says the second fire station in San Luis will cut response times in half from six to eight minutes to three to five minutes in the East part of town.

Construction for this new fire station is set to break ground on June 8 and should take about a year to be completed.

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