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New Boulevard Fire Station now open

(New fire station)…It is now open. It was built on Ribbonwood Road, on the corner with Old Highway 80 in Boulevard.

The 7,866 square foot facility will be jointly operated by Cal Fire and the San Diego County Fire Authority. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday morning. It is the first facility to house both Cal Fire and the Authority, as well as a paramedic unit. The new fire station accommodates 12 firefighters, five fire vehicles and an ambulance. The new $3.5 million facility replaces the older, and smaller fire station. The new fire station shares a building with the San Diego County Sheriff’s office. The station will serve about 1,800 residents in mountain area of East San Diego County.