A new fire station is coming to Fillmore. The Ventura County Fire Department held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site off Highway 126 at 133 C Street.
The 2.7 acre site will be the future home of Fire Station 27 and should be up and running by early 2018.
The project will cost about $8.3 million and has been in the making for more than 10 years. The one story, 15,000 square foot building will be equipped with enough room for fire engines, living quarters for four firefighters and two bulldozer crew members. It will also have three apparatus bays, nine dorms, an office, training area and additional space for future expansion.
The original Fire Station 27 was built in 1952. Once the new station is opened, the old facility will be leased to the U.S. Forest Service which currently shares the station with VCFD at 613 Old Telegraph Road.
County Supervisors approved the plans for the new station in August 2016 and accepted the bid from Tobo Construction.