CHATTAROY, Wash. – Spokane County Fire District 4 broke ground Friday on the second of three new fire stations funded by a voter-approved bond in 2014.

Station 48 will be located at 17711 North Mount Spokane Park Road in Mead. The station will replace one that the district has outgrown after 50 years. Construction will continue through the summer, officials said. The facility is expected to open sometime in October.

“We are grateful for the support of our community and dedication of our members,” said Fire Chief Randy Johnson. “This event was one small way that we could recognize the contributions of our volunteers and community.”

Officials will use the station to improve emergency service capabilities in two ways – help attack new volunteer firefighters and provide space to house a new water tender.

Voters approved a $9.6 million bond in 2014 to build three fire stations, a training facility and replace equipment and apparatus.

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