Belton firefighters moving out of central station

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Because of excessive humidity and moisture at the Belton Central Fire Station,  all fire department operations will be moved to the Sparta Road fire station next Monday.

In the meantime, the City of Belton is looking into what is causing the situation that was identified when the air conditioning system was being evaluated.

The areas affected involve the firefighters sleeping quarters and restrooms, which were remodeled in 2004.

A city spokesman says that at this time there is not a complete explanation for the conditions, but an environmental assessment of the building is set for next week.

The city says this may increase some response times, but the goal is to minimize the effect.

A statement issued by the City of Belton says the city’s priorities are to ensure firefighter safety, provide adequate fire department response, identify the cause of these building conditions, properly address the needed repairs and to return the Central Fire Station to a fully functional condition as quickly as possible.

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